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Internet Matters - Website for Parents          


This is an excellent website for parents; it has an interactive guide which has step by step help setting up parental controls on various devices. Please take time to have a look at this website.



Our School Online Safety 


We teach children through our PSHE and computing lessons how to stay safe online. We also build online safety into other lessons where technology is used. The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But the digital world is changing all of the time, so how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?


Please see the links below which give great support and advice helping children develop strategies to stay safe online. 


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.


Here is a link for different activities you can do with your child to help teach them about online safety:


What children do online and through social networking

Great advice for parents on where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.

Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 and NSPCC helpline are there to help.

CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, it provides:

  • advice on a range of online safety issues, such as hacking and cyberbullying;
  • signposting to NCA-CEOP partners offering help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, such as ChildLine and BeatBullying;
  • reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation.


Reporting to CEOP

CEOP operates a 24/7 service for the receipt of reports. Reports can be made to CEOP by a young person or on their behalf by a parent/carer or professional working with these groups. Children under 11 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this either to CEOP or local police.


All reports to CEOP are treated as reports of crime and as such anonymous reports cannot be accepted.


The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline. The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces.


How safe are the sites, apps and games your child uses?

Run in partnership with 02, New Aware offers parents useful information about each social network, including the age guidance for users.

Visit Net Aware


Safer Internet Day 2022