Online Safety

We take the safeguarding and welfare of all children and young people very seriously. All staff have a professional duty to take reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. The safety and protection of all children is promoted in our Child Protection and Computer Use policies. Please see our School Policies page.

If you are at all concerned about something you or your child has seen on the internet, you can also contact the school. We will offer any support or advice that we can.

    CLICK CEOP BUTTON: CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
    If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.

    Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

    Here are some useful links:

    • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
    • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
    • 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 provides 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 has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
    • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
    • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
    • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
    • CBBC Stay Safe  Top tips from the BBC

    Two recommended sites for helping parents/carers and children get the most out of your technology and stay safe online are:

    Derbyshire County Council has produced two useful leaflets: Social Networking Guidance at Home and at School and Parent and Carer Social Networking Guidance

    Childline has a smartphone app called 'For Me'. See https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/for-me/ or call 0800 1111.