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Helping Children Stay Safe Online

A variety of helpful information from National Online Safety regarding staying safe online can be found by clicking the buttons below.

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Internet and mobile phones

The internet offers children access to information, communication with their friends and opportunities for exploring the wider world. Children get a lot of benefit from being online.  However they should have parental supervision and good advice to make sure their experiences are happy and safe.

Parents and carers need to be aware of problems that can arise, such as bullying and grooming, and know what to do.  Here are some useful links that will provide appropriate information to help you in guiding your children.

Click here for a newly published e-safety booklet guide for parents

Within school we have acceptable use policies which we share with our children to keep them safe. These policies are designed to meet the needs of the children each different key stage. 

Click the links below to see these policies. 

EYFS Acceptable use policy 

Key Stage One Acceptable use Policy 

Key Stage Two Acceptable use Policy 

Staff Acceptable use Policy 

Definition of plagiarism

  1. the act of plagiarising; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
  2. a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

Part of our Computing Curriculum is to educate the children in the importance of not copying the work of other people.

Please see the attached guidance for further details.

BBC Webwise

A beginners guide to using the internet with interactive tutorials about all aspects of computer and internet use, getting started on social networks, privacy and safety online. 

BBC Webwise

Kidsmart - For Parents

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International. This link will take you to practical advice and support on how to help your children use the internet and new technology in safe and responsible ways.


ThinkUKnow - Parents Section

Advice from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.  Understanding the internet and what the risks are of grooming, mobiles, gaming, social networking and chat.


Guidance on tackling online Bullying

The award-winning charity Bullying Online was founded in 1999 by journalist Liz Carnell from Harrogate and her son John, as a direct result of their experience of dealing with school bullying.



A booklet for parents on all types of chat from instant messaging and chat rooms to mobile phones.


YouTube Advice for Parents


You Tube Guide


ParentPort is run by the UK's media regulators.  Who set and enforce standards across the media to protect children from inappropriate material. At ParentPort you can find out the standards expected from the media, make a complaint and share your views.


Safety Detectives 

This resource is about  keeping your children safe.

This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security and more on online safety to mention.

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