Stay Safe Online

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

The internet is amazing – we can play, learn, create and connect. For children, their world, and the digital world are one and the same, and we want to help them thrive in this fast-changing, digital world.

The reality is that however hard we try to control accessibility of the internet, we must help our children develop the skills and capacity to use the internet safely, without placing themselves, or others, at risk.

How do we do this?

We encourage our children to be curious, but we also encourage conversations with adults. With a sensible approach to technology, where children are open, honest and transparent, the conversations themselves will help protect our children from harm. This, as well as building confidence, integrity, encouraging a sense of belonging and a sense of right and wrong, will also in turn support our children in their ever-changing world.

How can you help at home?

There are many websites that can support you in helping our children stay safe online, from finding out how to use privacy controls, information on cyberbullying, or researching whether the latest gaming craze is age appropriate. If you know of any other good sites for information, please let us know so that we are able to share.

Common Sense Media

Unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Go to Common Sense Media website

Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow helps keep children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. They provide practical information and educational resources for children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Go to Thinkuknow website

NSPCC

Tools and advice from the NSPCC on keeping your children safe online.

Go to NSPCC website

Safety Net Kids

Practical tips on staying safe online and information about cyberbullying – what it is and how to deal with it.

Go to Safety Net Kids website