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We understand that e-safety is an important area of concern and have a specific e-safety policy which is displayed in all classrooms. Teachers ensure that children know how to use the internet as safely as possible and are aware of the procedure for reporting material which may be unsuitable. If you would like any more information about e-safety at home some of the following sites have excellent advice:

BBC Stay Safe     BBC NewsRound     Think U Know

Kid Smart

Is your child safe when they are online?

Take this quiz to find out:

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind.  This can be both online and offline.  The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals.  You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.

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Managing Privacy Settings on phones, tablets, games console etc

Help protect your children by activating simple parental controls on your devices at home.

See this simple interactive guide for help turning these controls on: internetmatters.org

Managing Privacy Settings on apps

Despite having minimum age requirements, over half of primary school children aged 7-11 have profiles on social networking sites (Whatsapp/Snapchat/Instagram/Facebook etc)

If your child is using these networking sites and respective apps, get up to speed on how they can manage their privacy setting with our ‘How to Guides’.

Visit www.internetmatters.org/back-to-school to download them.

Enable Google safe search

Turn on google safe search to hide inappropriate search results from being displayed.

See this guide for full instructions: Google Safe Search

Talking to your Child

Get familiar with Regular Conversations

  • Start a conversation when your children will be more receptive and engaged, such as on the way from or to school
  • Ask then for advice on how to do something online and use this as a conversation starter
  • Make sure they know they can come to you if they’re upset by something they’ve seen online
  • Be sensitive and encourage them when they share their online experiences with you
  • If your child talks about an issue with you, stay calm and listen without judging them

Check they know the Rules

  • Don’t share personal information like their phone number or email address online
  • Only talk to real life friends or family if they are on sites with a social media element
  • Talk about online grooming and explain that people they meet online might not be who they say they are
  • Tell them to be a good online friend and not to say nasty things even if it’s just a joke
  • Use secure and legal sites to download music and games
  • Make sure they check with you before downloading any programs to avoid viruses

Take action!

If you’re worried about anything you or your child come across online visit


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Social media and gaming, how old to you need to be to use them?  See below for the most popular platforms.

You need to be 13 to use:

You need to be 16 to use:

You need to be 18 to use:

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