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Online Safety

Click the CEOP image to report anything on-line that has worried you.

We believe that internet and online safety is a crucial part of your child's education. Not only is online safety part of our computing curriculum, but important messages and information are given to children through online safety focused assemblies and taking part in national events. 

Links for Parents

'Net Aware'  (https://www.net-aware.org.uk/) is a website which allows parents to type in the name of an app and you will be provided with key information such as;

  • The official age rating
  • What the app is used for 
  • Experts view of the risks.

Example - Tik Tok

Important information about Tik Tok and how to keep your children safe

The National Crime Agency is a national law enforcement agency in the United Kingdom. Click here for more information.

Watch the video to see how you can stay safe.  

How you can help

Most cyber-attacks could be prevented by taking these basic security steps: 

  • Choose strong passwords and don’t reuse them for multiple logins
  • Install security software such as anti-virus and two-factor authentication. This kind of software is often available for free.
  • Keep all security software and operating systems updated (this can be set to update automatically)

Useful Websites

At school, there is a filtering system that protects you.  Do you have this at home?  It is vital that you stay safe online when you are not in school.  The following websites can help you.  They have games and quizzes to test your knowledge and continue to keep you updated with new information. 

The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.  A special report investigating staying safe on-line.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Check out videos from your favourite characters and presenters about protecting yourself on-line.

SMART rules for primary aged children, containing useful safety websites and advice to help keep you and your friends safe when using the internet.

Childnet is one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre that aims to make the internet a better place for children and young people. 

The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

This is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.

 

Remember PurpleMash have plenty of e-safety games that you can play at school and at home.