Our pupils often use the internet as part of their learning, and have regular lessons on e-safety to help them know how to keep safe online. Pupils in school are always supervised when using the internet.
We realise that this close supervision of internet use is much harder to do at home, so this page contains some useful sites and guides to help!
The following websites are suitable for children:
- BBC Own It - advice for children on online safety.
- Childnet International - for primary children.
- Safety Net Kids - tips for staying safe online.
- Sandwell eSafety for Young People - find out what's good, what's not and what you can do about it.
- ThinkUKnow - learning resource for children.
The following websites are useful for parents further guidance and support:
- CEOP YouTube Channel - videos about different aspects of e-safety for parents.
- Childnet International - for teachers and professionals.
- Common Sense Media: Game Reviews - check the games that your children are playing. Giving honest and clear reviews of the game and its content.
- Facebook Family Safety Centre - guides to Facebook settings.
- Internet Matters - a guide to help you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet.
- Internet Watch Foundation - the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.
- Report Online Terrorist Material (gov.uk) - report illegal terrorist information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet. Your report will be treated anonymously.
- UK Safer Internet Centre: Parental Controls - how to set up parental controls offered by your home ISP.
These documents are all in pdf format, and are here for you to read/download:
- A Parent’s Guide to Facebook
- How to set up Facebook Privacy Controls
- How to set up Parental Controls on the Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
- How to set up Google Safe Search
- How to set up YouTube Safety Mode
- Inspecting E-Safety in Schools (Ofsted)
- Keeping up with Children on the Internet (Childnet International)
- Online Gaming: An Introduction for Parents and Carers (Childnet International)
Parents' e-safety tips for children under 5.
Parents' e-safety tips for children from 6 to 10 years.
Parents' e-safety tips for children from 11 to 13 years.