The internet is opening new opportunities for everyone, promoting creativity and effective learning, but to use technology effectively requires an awareness of the benefits and risks.

Parents and Carers have a key role to play in the online-safety education of their children through promoting internet safety at home. The links and documents below offer information for parents or carers,  but the key message from all of these guidelines seems to be 'Talk to Your Child' as social networking usage is very individual.

Staying Safe online

Safer Internet Day

Better Internet for Kids

Think You Know – A Parent/Carer Guide to the Internet

How to Set Parental Controls

A Parent/Carer Guide to Dealing with Sexting

A Parent/Carer Guide to YouTube

Facebook – A Guide for Safer Use

A Parent/Carer Guide to Instagram

A Parent/Carer Guide to Snapchat

A Parent/Carer Guide to Musical.ly

A Parent/Carer Guide to Xbox

Ask.fm Information Sheet

Online Reputation Checklist


  • ‘Staff teach pupils how to keep themselves safe online.’ Ofsted 2018
  • ‘Pupils feel confident in keeping themselves safe online.’ Ofsted 2018