Online Safety

Online Safety Support

You don’t have to be an expert to have a handle on your child’s online world. Develop an open dialogue so that you can talk with your kids about the benefits and dangers of the Internet. Cultivate an interest in their online activities—their favourite websites, online games, and interests. And don’t be afraid to ask your children who they are talking to online and what they are talking about.

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Take advantage of the software that exists to help parents manage their children’s computer experience. In only a few minutes, parental control software like Safe Eyes or Net Nanny, for example, can block inappropriate websites, restrict the amount of time that your kids use the Internet and monitor their Instant Messenger chats to protect against predators. You’re not prying or censoring: you’re helping your children manage their experiences in a whole new world, and that’s your job as a parent.

The National Online Safety website provides access to free downloadable guides to help parents keep their children safe whilst using online social media such as TikTokSnapchat and Instagram, etc. You can find these and more in their Guides section.

Download advice on keeping children and young people safe online here: Social Media and Teens – The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Kids Safe Online


youtube_icon30 - Digital Life to teens can mean, “just life”. It is what they do and how they communicate. We need to question what is their digital footprint? How much information do they give out online? What is the role of a parent? Watch Here

Online Safety Tips for Parents:    Cyberbullying  /   Identity and Self Esteem  /   Digital Footprint   / Security and Privacy


Here are some step-by-step guides to setting parental controls on your child’s mobile phone to keep our youngsters safer from cyber-bullying, sexting and grooming. Please be aware that controls alone won’t do the job, we need to talk to our youngsters about what is happening in their world and if anything is upsetting them. Don’t forget you can always report any issues to CEOP.

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educate.against hate - The website brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation.


The safety of our students at both in school and online is of paramount importance to us. If you have any concerns please do contact us and use the advice and support of the websites listed. 

ThinkUKnow is a website with advice and support for parents,carers and children on how to stay safe online. 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is a Police website offering advice and support regarding online safety. The website has the facility for you to report any issues regarding the suspected online sexual exploitation of children. 


Public Health England - Information

Exploring Social Media

Online stress and FOMO (Fear of missing out)

Bullying and cyberbullying


ThinkUKnow Activity Packs

Helpful and engaging home activity packs for all to learn about Online Safety.

Years 7 - 9 - First to a Million video

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Years 9 - 11

Activity Pack 1Activity Pack 2Activity Pack 3Activity Pack 4Activity Pack 5Activity Pack 6


National Online Safety

National Online Safety have produced helpful guides to all apps and websites parents and young people may be using. A selection is available below, for more information visit their website - National Online Safety

Links for Parents/Carers - 


Additional Links - Students

Bullying Guidance

Bullying and harassment - Anti-Bullying Alliance

Bullying - Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign


Online Safety, Support and Gaming Guidance

Online safety - Internet and Online Safety for All Ages Guide

Common Sense Media

Online safety - Cyber Street

Online safety - Digital literacy and Citizenship

Digital citizenship - Digizen 

App advice for young people - TES
YouTube / Facebook / SnapChat / WhatsApp / Instagram


Domestic, Sexual Abuse and Relationship Guidance

NSPCC - Helpline for those in education and website information

0800 136 663, or email

Child sexual exploitation - Know and see the signs

Teen relationships - Act on it

Gender identity - GIRES

Domestic violence - Nice and serious

Pornography - Childline


Drugs Guidance

Drugs - Drugwise

Recovery Village

Legal highs - OASIS partnership
How we deal with legal highs

Drugs support - Talk to Frank


Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance

Body awareness - Body Gossip

Mental health issues - Young Minds & Head Meds

Suicide - CALM

Discrimination - Time to Change

Prevent story's - Prevent tragedies

Positive messages - Kid President

Additional Support and Guidance

Online: Schools and colleges should recognise that sexual violence and sexual harassment occurring online (either in isolation or in connection with face-to-face incidents) can introduce a number of complex factors. Amongst other things, this can include widespread abuse or harm across a number of social media platforms that leads to repeat victimisation. Online concerns can be especially complicated and support is available from:

• The UK Safer Internet Centre provides an online safety helpline for professionals at 0344 381 4772 and . The helpline provides expert advice and support for school and college staff with regard to online safety issues.

Internet Watch Foundation: If the incident/report involves sexual images or videos that have been made and circulated online, the victim can be supported to get the images removed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

Childline/IWF Report Remove is a free tool that allows children to report nude or sexual images and/or videos of themselves that they think might have been shared online. 

UKCIS Sharing nudes and semi-nudes advice: Advice for education settings working with children and young people on responding to reports of children sharing non-consensual nude and semi-nude images and/or videos (also known as sexting and youth produced sexual imagery). Please see footnote 8 for further information

Thinkuknow from NCA-CEOP provides support for the children’s workforce, parents and carers on staying safe online

• LGFL 'Undressed' provided schools advice about how to teach young children about being tricked into getting undressed online in a fun way without scaring them or explaining the motives of sex offenders.


Online Safety- Support for children

Childline for free and confidential advice

UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse


Online safety- Parental support

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support.

Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents


Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

How Can I Help My Child? Marie Collins Foundation – Sexual Abuse Online

Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

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