It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
We now use National Online Safety and are working toward becoming a certified school. Parents are able to access this content too and have been invited to create an account so that they can improve their children’s online safety at home (parents – please get in touch if you require details to create an account again).
Top Resources for Parents
1) O2’s Keeping Children Safe Online
2) Virgin Media’s Online Safety Test
5) Organisations and Resources for Parents and Carers
The websites below will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
- Thinkuknow by the National Crime Agency – Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) – resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
- Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
- Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP – support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre – tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
- Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters – support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
- Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well
We regularly review our Online Safety provision, and are always committed to improving: