Our children are spending more time online than ever before and as they grow up this is only going to increase! To prepare pupils for the digital world, we don’t just use our PCs, laptops and iPads in dedicated computing lessons. We integrate digital technology into our wider curriculum too: carrying out topic research online, using digital art programs, word processing our writing and creating animations.

To ensure the safety of our children online, we teach children to be digitally literate. This means teaching them:

·        Technical literacy
Learning the technical skills needed to use computers and devices.

·        Media literacy
Learning about how to use different digital platforms and how to judge the reliability of information online.

·        Social literacy
Learning about online etiquette and how to use the internet safely.

We know that parents are concerned about children’s safety online, but it can be hard to monitor their internet use all the time, and all the apps, games and sites can be very overwhelming. Below are links to information and organisations that can help you – and your children – to use the internet safely.

If you have immediate concerns about online activity, report it to CEOP here.

Online Safety for Parents (annual workshop)
Click here to view a recording of the May 2021 workshop.

All About Apps
An up-to-date dictionary of apps, their risks and safety tips.

Gaming Guide
An up-to-date dictionary of the most popular games, their risks and safety tips.

Parental Control Advice
Age-appropriate advice and guidance for parental controls.
If you are struggling with your parental control settings, phone 0808 800 5002 to be talked through the process by a consultant. The advice is free of charge, provided by the NSPCC and O2.

The stalwarts of child safety have compiled advice on how to talk to your children about online safety and the parental controls available.

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Digital Resilience Toolkit
Age-appropriate advice to develop your child’s digital resilience so they can use the internet more carefully.

Activities for children
Simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home.

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