Information and advice for parents


Need more information about how to keep your children safe?

Below are links to many sources for further information and advice.



1. Children need more Resilience, Information and Power to enjoy the benefits the internet can bring and be safe. Read more at


2.  What should you do if your child sees something upsetting online? Follow the advice on this UK Safer Internet Centre blog


3. If you have questions about gaming then have a look at and ask questions if you need answers


4. Can my child chat or friend someone in a particular game? Find detailed reviews at Common Sense Media


5. What should I do if my child is being bullied online? Use the Anti-Bullying alliance’s online tool to help you if you are concerned


6. How can I add parental controls to Snapchat? Look at the Internet Matters parents vlogger Adele


7. Internet Connected Toys can be really fun but what are the risks? Find out more


8. Do you have a child using or Although these apps can be fun, there are risks of seeing inappropriate content, being contacted by inappropriate people or having their content shared by others. Look at and


9. Who can I go to with a question about online safety? Call the NSPCC/02 helpline on 0808 8005002














































E-Safety Policy


New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and students / pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of

context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times. However, the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school.


Some of the dangers they may face include:


  • Access to illegal, harmful or inappropriate images or other content
  • Unauthorised access to / loss of / sharing of personal information
  • The risk of being subject to grooming by those with whom they make contact on the internet.
  • The sharing / distribution of personal images without an individual’s consent or knowledge
  • Inappropriate communication / contact with others, including strangers
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Access to unsuitable video / internet games
  • An inability to evaluate the quality, accuracy and relevance of information on the internet
  • Plagiarism and copyright infringement
  • Illegal downloading of music or video files
  • The potential for excessive use which may impact on the social and emotional development and learning of the young person.


Many of these risks reflect situations in the off-line world and it is essential that this e-safety policy is used in conjunction with other school policies (eg behaviour, anti-bullying and child protection policies).

As with all other risks, it is impossible to eliminate those risks completely. It is therefore essential, through good educational provision to build students’ / pupils’ resilience to the risks to which they may be exposed, so that they have the confidence and skills to face and deal with these risks.





Keeping Safe Online


 The following links provides a range of resources and tools to help you understand the issues and the ways in which you can best support your child.


Childnet's Know it All site


Know IT All is Childnet's multi award winning suite of education resources designed to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet. Currently there are 4 KIA resources for Parents and Carers, Secondary Schools, Primary Schools and Trainee Teachers and all four resources include content for young people.


SWGfL Online Safety Services


SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning) is the schools internet provider and has pioneered work in the field of Internet safety since 2003. They work to ensure that not only children are safer whilst online but also their parents and those working with them, where ever they are. It is SWGfL that provides the schools internet filtering.


CEOP's Thinkuknow site


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK policing and dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. Their Thinkuknow 5 to 7 website is aimed at infant children.


UK Safer Internet Centre


The UK Safer Internet Centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It is co-funded by the European Commission and has three main functions: An Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline. The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:




Childline is a help line for children and can contacted about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you’re feeling worried, scared, stressed or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine. They are able to offer information and support whenever needed.


Dorset Police SCCT (Safer Schools and Communities Team)


Click on the link to view  the SSCT Parents E-safety Newsletter, Summer 2015 (PDF document)



KidSMART - The Adventures Of Smartie The Penguin


ParentINFO - Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.




SSCT Parents Esafety Newsletter Spring 2017


SSCT Parents Esafety Newsletter Summer 2016


SSCT Online safety and Anti-bullying Champions Newsletter Spring 2017


SSCT E-safety and Anti-bullying Champions Newsletter Summer 2016


Digital Parenting Issue4 - September 2015


YPSI policy 2016


Mobile Technology Policy  - November 2017












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