The internet is great fun and is really useful. We can use it to learn, be creative, chat to friends, send pictures, play games and for so many more fun and exciting things!
We are proud to have achieved the Leicestershire Schools E-Safety Award and continue to educate our children and families in how to use and enjoy the internet properly.
To help your child enjoy the internet safely, click on the links below for some advice. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.
The following websites are useful for further guidance and support:
- BBC WebWise - films and resources on staying safe online.
- CBBC Stay Safe - advice for children on online safety.
- Childnet International - for primary children.
- Childnet International - for teachers and professionals.
- Facebook Privacy Settings - a useful guide.
- Internet Matters - a guide to help you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet.
- Internet Matters: Instagram - a safety how-to guide for parents.
- Internet Matters: Snapchat - a safety how-to guide for parents.
- Internet Matters: YouTube - tips to keep your children entertained and safe.
- Internet Watch Foundation - the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.
- KidSMART - lots of resources aimed at children.
- Net Aware - a parents' guide to the social networks your kids use, from the NSPCC.
- 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.
- See It Report It - this website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.
- Surf Swell Island (Disney) - Surf Swell island provides you with lots of adventures in internet safety so that you can collect jewels to take to treasure palace – are you brave enough to take the challenge?
- ThinkUKnow - learning resource for children aged 5 to 7.
- ThinkUKnow - learning resource for children aged 8 to 10.
- ThinkUKnow - advice for parents.
- 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
- Facebook Checklist
- How to set up Facebook Privacy Controls
- How to make the most out of Windows 7 Parental Controls
- How to set up Parental Controls on the Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
- How to set up Google Safe Search
- How to set up Snapchat Ghost Mode
- 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.