Online Safety

Staying Safe Online

  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible – ask an adult if you are unsure!
  • Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself – once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
  • Never give anyone your passwords.
  • Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer if anyone asks you to meet them.
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are – think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
  • Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
  • Don’t be rude – respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree.
  • If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult immediately: leave the website!

Information for parents

The internet is amazing! Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do you keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they’re staying safe?

Here are 4 key tips

  1. talk to your child about staying safe online
  2. manage the software and tools your family use
  3. explore the online world together
  4. agree on rules about what’s ok and what’s not

Links to helpful ‘Safer Internet’ resources and guidance:

Below are just some of the areas covered in this link but there are many more resources and guides available once on the ‘Internet Matters’ website:

Keep Children Safe Online: Information, Advice, Support - Internet Matters

3 ‘Digital Safety at a Glance’ leaflets available, offering guidance for parents:

Guidance for parents of 5-7 year olds

Guidance for parents of 8-10 year olds
Guidance for parents of 11-13 year olds

Gaming Advice Hub:

Find the latest advice to understand the world of online gaming and encourage young people to game safely and responsibly online.

Gaming Advice Hub - Internet Matters

Social Media Advice Hub:

A hub of advice to help your family navigate the risks and rewards that social media can bring.

Social media advice hub | Internet Matters

Apps Guide:

A guide to what apps children and teens use, with information and guidance for parents to help support children’s digital wellbeing.

A parent's guide to apps for kids | Internet Matters

Device Set-Up:

A guide to setting up devices for children to help them get the best out of their digital experiences.

Set up devices for children - Internet Matters

WhatsApp Parent/Carer Support Sheet

WhatsApp ParentCarer Support Sheet

Please check out the National Online Safety’s support sheet around WhatsApp. Does your child use WhatsApp? Are they in a WhatsApp group? Take a look at the support sheet to find out the risks and advice to support parents/carers.


Check out London Grid for Learning’s Parent Safe Portal! The site offers excellent advice and information to support parents keeping their child safe online and beyond. You will find key issues and topics such as safe settings and controls, top tips right now, bullying, body safe and gangs and county lines. If you would like any further support or information, please do not hesitate to contact the Safeguarding Team.


Online safety: sharing videos and images

Net Aware, produced by the NSPCC and O2, has released content to help parents and carers who may be worried about their child sharing videos and images online. The content discusses why children use apps like TikTok and Snapchat, and provides guidance for parents and carers to help keep their children safe including: setting their account to private; reminding them not to post locations in real time or share personal information.

Boosts your child's digital skills

Interland is a free online game by Google that teaches children to become more
confident explorers of the online world. You travel through four islands – Kind
Kingdom, Mindful Mountain, Reality River and Tower of Treasure – to defeat
Cyberbullies, Hackers and Oversharers.

Play Interland

Roblox factsheet for parents

How can I help my child stay safe while playing Roblox? This is the question that a lot of parents grapple with when it comes to the popular platform. To help ease those fears, check out the website link and video that helps support parents on the game and how it can be played safely. If you would like any further support, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the safeguarding team.

Click the link 


Useful Websites

UK Safer Internet Centre
Bullying UK
Internet Matters

Do you know

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