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Online Safety

Advances in technology mean that we have instant, unrestricted access to an ever-growing source of information. These technologies can be fantastic tools for learning, communicating and entertaining but also come with potential risks. It is vital that we all understand these potential risks and how we can safeguard our children against accessing unsuitable material and behaviour online.

Please see the links below which will take you to information to support parents in ensuring that their children are kept safe when online.

For General advice by age group:
Ages 0-5
Ages 6-10
Ages 11-13


Online Safety Issue Resources
Inappropriate content Facts and Advice: Inappropriate content
Search Tips for kids
Parents guide to YouTube and children
Kid Friendly iPad Settings
How to set up Child-Friendly Settings
How to Set iPhone Restrictions
How to Control Access Settings to All Games Consoles 
Fortnite: Battle Royal – What to know


Online reputation/identity Facts and Advice: Online reputation
Ways to protect your online identify


Screen time Facts and Advice: Screen time
Guide to Managing Screen time
Using ‘OurPact’ to manage screen time
Using ‘OurPact’ to block app use and internet
Pairing your child’s device using ‘OurPact’
6 Ways to reduce phone usage

Cyberbully Facts and Advice: Cyberbully
Online grooming Facts and Advice: Online grooming

Online pornography Facts and Advice: Online pornography

Sexting Facts and Advice: Sexting

Self harm Facts and Advice: Self harm

Radicalisation Facts and Advice: Radicalisation
Social media apps What is Snapchat?
What is Messenger?
What is Persescope?
What is Musical.ly?
What is Instagram?
Other helpful websites Internet Matters
Common Sense Media
Parent Zone
Parent Info
Childnet