Electronic communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones, and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered.

Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at anytime and it is important that students, teachers, and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately and are able to discuss the issues in school, at home, and between friends, and what actions to take when something goes wrong.

Below you will find weblinks, documents and information about online safety so you can decide what is right for your family when using the Internet and associated technologies.

 MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents/Carers

 Playing Minecraft safely

 ooVoo - Guide for Parents and Carers

 WhatsApp - Guide for Parents and Carers

 What every teacher needs to know about e-safety

 What every teacher needs to know about digital literacy

 What every teacher needs to know about Friendly WiFi

 What every teacher needs to know about social media

 Sexual Exploitation guide

 Digital Literacy and Citizenship scheme of work

 E-safety scheme of work

 A Parents' Guide to Snapchat

 Supporting young people online - for parents and carers

 Supporting young people online - for adoptive parents

 Young people and social networking sites

 Online gaming

 Where to report/get help

 Top tips for staying safe online

 E-safety incident flowchart - pupil as victim

 E-safety incident flowchart - staff as victim

 Inappropriate e-safety incident flowchart

 Illegal e-safety incident flowchart

 Advice for parents of students aged 10 to 12 years

 Advice for parents of students aged 13 years and older

 Learning disabilities, autism, and internet safety - A Parent's Guide


 Parent e-safety update - July 2019

 Parent e-safety update - June 2019

 Parent e-safety update - April 2019

 Parent e-safety update - March 2019

 Parent e-safety update - February 2019

 Parent e-safety update - January 2019


 Parent e-safety update - November 2018

 Parent e-safety update - October 2018

 Parent e-safety update - September 2018

 Parent e-safety update - July 2018

 Parent e-safety update - May 2018

 Parent e-safety update - April 2018

 Parent e-safety update - March 2018

 Parent e-safety update - February 2018

 Parent e-safety update - January 2018


 Parent e-safety update - December 2017

 Parent e-safety update - November 2017

 Parent e-safety update - October 2017

 Parent e-safety update - September 2017

 Parent e-safety update - July 2017

 Parent e-safety update - June 2017

 Parent e-safety update - May 2017

 Parent e-safety update - March 2017

 Parent e-safety update - February 2017

 Parent e-safety update - January 2017


 Parent e-safety update - November 2016

 Parent e-safety update - October 2016

 Parent e-safety update - April 2016

 Parent e-safety update - March 2016

 Parent e-safety update - February 2016

 Parent e-safety update - January 2016


 Parent e-safety update - November 2015

 Parent e-safety update - September 2015

 Parent e-safety update - July 2015

 Parent e-safety update - June 2015

 Parent e-safety update - May 2015

 Parent e-safety update - April 2015

 Parent e-safety update - March 2015

Useful Links

NSPCC online safety webpage

A selection of useful guides for online safety from the National Online Safety website

Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) - A useful eSafety Guide for parents

BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety

Avoiding Ratting - Remote Access Trojans

The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens"

A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online

YouTube Safety Centre

The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)

"The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly"

How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)

The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies

Webcam safety- BBC Webwise

Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying

A Parents' Guide to Instagram