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Online Safety Information

National Online Safety Certified School Community

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.


We are therefore delighted to announce that we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have engaged ourselves with the National Online Safety Community.  This provides a wealth of teaching opportunities for our pupils about keeping safe online as well as providing you as parents and carers with an interactive online workshop.


The workshop/course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:


· Information about online dangers and the newest platforms

· What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child


Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account.  You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown menu:


Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.


If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course, please contact

Keeping Your Child Safe Online Guides

With the ever changing technologies, it is important that you as parents are up-to-date with the latest trends, games and apps that your child/ren may be accessing.  Below are some guides for parents written by the National Online Safety team that will inform you about the age restrictions, settings and dangers that they may face.  Please be vigilant and check all devices                                         that your child/ren use to ensure that you keep them as safe as possible.

Cyberbullying advice from the DfE for parents & carers

Age Ratings Guide

7 - 11 Suggested Apps

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips

12 Social Media Online Safety Tips (for children with new devices)

14 Ways to be Kind Online

A Guide on How Not to be a Screen Zombie

A Parent's Guide to Internet Controls

A Parent's Guide to Online Challenges

A Parent's Guide to Screen Addiction

A Safety Guide about Children's Devices

A Safety Guide for the Use of Devices at Home

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty - Parent's Guide

Discord Parent's Guide

Early Years Suggested Apps

Facebook Messenger Guide for Parents

Facebook Parent's Guide

Fortnite Parent's Guide

Google Stadia Parent's Guide

Grand Theft Auto Parent's Guide

Hidden Photo Apps Guide

House Party Parent's Guide

Instagram Safety Guide

Like Online Safety Guide

Little Reminders of How to be Kind Online

Live Lessons Safety Guide

Live Streaming Parent's Guide

Netflix Parent's Guide

Nintendo Switch Safety Guide

Oculus Quest Guide

Online Gaming to Online Gambling

Online Grooming Guide

Protecting Personal Data Guide

Reddit Parent's Guide

Sexting Parent's Guide

Skin Betting Guide

Snapchat Parent's Guide

Steam Parent's Guide

Social Media and Mental Health

Social Pressures - Linked to 'Friends & Followers' Guide

Social Pressures - Linked to 'Likes' Guide

Supporting Children's Mental Health

Telegram Parent's Guide

TikTok Online Safety Guide

Tumblr Parent's Guide

Virtual Reality Guide

WhatsApp Parent's Guide

What parents need to know about Microsoft Teams

What parents need to know about PS4

YouTube Kids Guide

YouTube Safety Guide

Zoom - What parents need to know