Online Safety

Online Safety Newsletter April 2024

Online Safety Newsletter October 2023

Online Safety Newsletter September 2023

Online Safety Newsletter July 2023

We live in an increasingly online world and whilst it offers amazing opportunities for communication and learning, it can also be a potentially dangerous environment to negotiate. We teach the children about ways of staying safe online from their earliest days in school and we have an Online Safety curriculum that teaches pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.

We teach pupils what internet use is acceptable and what is not in accordance with our Online Safety rules and these must be complied with in order for them to gain access to the school ICT systems and the internet.

Online Safety rules are posted in all networked rooms and pupils will be regularly reminded of them and will be taught how to report unsuitable internet content.

We send out a monthly Online Safety newsletter for parents which covers the sorts of programs and internet activity their children will be likely to engage with and we have parent links to National Online Safety, an excellent resource which aims to guide parents through the online world.


The sudden arrival of remote learning during the COVID 19 pandemic has moved more and more pupils online. We use Microsoft Teams as our preferred vehicle for providing learning opportunities to our pupils and have strict guidelines for its safe use.

Please see our Online Safety policy for full details.

Online Safety Policy

Wake Up Wednesday!

As part of our WEPS online safety offer, every Wednesday, we will post a relevant guide to support our school community's knowledge and understanding of how to keep safe online and new things to be aware of.

What Parents and Educators Need to Know About School Avoidance

Top 10 Tips for Encouraging Open Conversations at Home

10 Top Tips for Developing Healthy Sleep Patterns

Top Tips for Supporting Children who are Experiencing Bullying

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Supporting Children with Self-Regulation

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Monkey

12 Top Tips for Children and Young Adults to Enjoy a Tech Free Christmas

How to Combat Online Bullying

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Reddit

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about TikTok

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Social Media and Mental Health

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Setting up Apps, Games and Software

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about HiPal

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about World of Warcraft

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about X

12 Top Tips for Building Cyber Resilience at Home

Encouraging Open Discussions about Digital Lives

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Spotify

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence Solutions

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about iPads

Top Tips for Adopting Safe and Healthy Online Habits

Top Tips for Stronger Passwords

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Echo Chambers

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Fortnite Chapter 4

Managing Device Stress and Anxiety

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about OFCOM’s Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Wizz

10 Top Ten Tips for Safely Using Smart Watches

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Telegram

Looking After Your Wellbeing Online

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Influencers

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Anime

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about OmeTV

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about AI Virtual Friends

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Money Muling

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Rumble

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Live Streaming

Top Tips for Setting Boundaries around Gaming

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Whats App - updated information

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Among Us

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about EA Sports FC

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Five Nights at Freddy's

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Microtransactions

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Smart TVs

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Disney+

Top Tips for Managing Screen Time


Online safety Guidance for Parents and Carers

Online Safety newsletters are available by clicking below:

2021-2022

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

September 2022

January 2023

March 2023

July 2023

This is a link to a useful PowerPoint on Online Safety from the ITU. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies (ITUs)

Parents and educators | ITU-COP Guidelines (itu-cop-guidelines.com)

A Guide to Parental Controls

Click the links below for Besafe online information

Besafe online - Apps Good / Bad - May 2019

Besafe online - Best Practice - May 2019

Put yourself in control

Make use of the parental controls on your home broadband and any internet-enabled devices. You can find out how at your broadband provider’s website or by visiting internetmatters.org.

Search safely

Use safe search engines such as primaryschoolict.com or kids-search.com. Safe search settings can also be activated on Google and other search engines as well as YouTube.

Agree boundaries

Be clear what your child can and can’t do online – where they can use the internet, how much time they can spend online, the sites they can visit and the type of information they can share.

Explore together

The best way to find out what your child is doing online is to ask them to tell you about it. Put the family computer in a communal area so you can see what sites they’re visiting and share with them. Help your child to understand that some people lie online and not all information is accurate.

Check if it’s suitable

The age ratings that come with games, apps, films and social networks are a good guide to whether they’re suitable for your child. The minimum age limit is 13 years for several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram. The age restriction is there to protect children’s personal information under the 1998 The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Learn about it

Use the ESMART rules we use at school:

  • keep Every personal detail private and using a nickname where necessary
  • keep passwords a Secret
  • keep Messages polite and be a good online friend
  • Ask before using the internet, playing a new game or downloading files
  • be Responsible and only talk to people you know in real life on the internet (some games such as Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters have a social element)
  • Tell an adult if you see something that upsets you or you feel unsafe

Useful Parental Guides:

What Parents Need to Know about Roblox

Parent Guide - Catfishing

Parent Guide - Social Media

Parent Guide - Social Pressures linked to Likes

Parent Guide - Social Pressure linked to Friends and Followers

Parent Guide - Social Pressure linked to Social Media Influences

Parent Guide - Social Pressures linked to Appearance

Parent Guide - Trolling and Online Abuse

Parent Guide - Tech Related Communication


Useful websites:https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/Thinkuknow - homeGet Net Wise   Online Safety - London Grid for Learning (lgfl.net)

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