Online Safety

The internet is amazing!

Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

The National Online Safety and the NSPCC websites have a wealth of information to support keeping children safe when online. Why don't you take a look and help to keep your child safe? You can even make an account on the National Online Safety and access lots of free information, training and webinars. 

If you look on this page, you will find links to lots of supportive websites with fantastic guides, support and information on.

On this page there are also lots of the different guides from the National Online Safety organisation for many different games, apps and sites we know the children use. These are very information and helpful with lots of information on so please open, download and use these.

Every February, we take part and celebrate Safer Internet Day. This page will be updated beforehand with lots of engaging activities and interesting discussions you can complete with your children so please keep your eyes peeled for these being uploaded. 

Useful websites

The websites listed below provide a wealth of information, support and guidance on how to keep your children safe online. 

  • National Online Safety Website
    this website provides lots of information, guidance and courses for parents to complete to help keep their children safe online. You can join this website through our school account.
  • NSPCC Website - Online Safety area
    this website provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - Parents and Carers section
    this website provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Think U Know
    this website provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Childnet
    this offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters
    this website provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • Net-aware
    this website provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • London Grid For Learning
    this website provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Parent Zone
    this website provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
  • #Ask The Awkward
    Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre guidance to parents to talk to their children about online relationships
  • Let's Talk About It
    this website provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • StopItNow
    this resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
  • Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents
    This is the Children’s Commissioner’s parent guide on talking to your children about online sexual harassment

Internet Matters My Family's Digital Toolkit. 

Please follow the link below to access the FREE personalised toolkit which will provide you with advice and guidance to support you in keeping your child safe online. 

Internet Matters - My Family's Digital Toolkit

Information on reporting inappropriate contact or illegal content 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
The CEOP Centre is the UK's national police agency set up to tackle online child sexual abuse. If you are worried about someone's behaviour towards a child, either online or offline, you can report this following the link below:

CEOP Centre

Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT)

The Virtual Global Taskforce is made up of police forces around the world working together to fight online child abuse. The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from child abuse. The objectives of the VGT are: to make the Internet a safer place; to identify, locate and help children at risk; and to hold perpetrators appropriately to account. This site provides advice, information and support to both adults and children to protect themselves against child sexual abusers. It also provides information on how to report inappropriate or illegal activity with or towards a child online.

Virtual Global Task Force

Report Harmful Content

A national reporting centre that has been designed to assist anyone in reporting harmful content online. 

Report Harmful Content

IWF
The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way.

IWF website

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