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Digital & E-Safety for Parents

Digital and E-Safety

Children today live in an ever changing digital world. Although internet safety is now part of the primary curriculum, we also want to help parents improve their own understanding and keep them informed and  up-to-date to ensure they are able to help keep their children safe online. Please let us know if there is any other information you've found useful that we can post here to help other parents and families.   



Karl Hopwood Online Safety Twilight 28th February 2023


Online Safety resources (by age)

Internet Matters are continually bringing out new, updated resources for schools and for parents. They have recently put together 3 useful pages which contain a parent pack, common online safety issues, top apps and platforms and a few resources, all split by age to make things easier. You can find a link to each page below:


Early Years- click HERE

Primary - click HERE



Online Safety Books

 These are some of the excellent online safety books we use. They are the perfect starting point for online safety conversations in our increasingly connected world! 



Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Day is organised every year in February. It helps to promote a safer and more responsible use of online technology. We promote this event through assemblies, activities, discussions and quizzes during this week. 

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.


Safer Internet Day 2023



E-Safety activities for lockdown and beyond

Click here for guidance from the government on staying safe online during lockdownClick here to go to e-safety activities. Look for the ones aimed at the age group of your children. They have from 4 to 14+ years, and are updated fortnightly.More age related activities from UKSafer Internet Centre


 Helpful links

https://www.taminggaming.com/ The Family Video Game Database has been created to help parents, carers and guardians gain a deeper understanding of video games. Through succinct parent-friendly game informationunusual game lists and our Game Finder tool we connect families with amazing, affordable video games that are valued by adults and children.

  • Webwise A variety of excellent guides for parents.

  • Common sense media - this gives reviews around age-appropriateness on games, books and other media from parents and children. 

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world 

  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online 

  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

  • NetAware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games 

  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

  • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations 


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