Online Safety

We value the importance of eSafety at Trinity Academy St Chad’s.

Children at Trinity Academy St. Chad’s use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

The members of our Safeguarding Team can be found here.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes. When letting children use websites, it is always worth checking the terms and conditions of the website – many websites have minimum ages – for example, Facebook has a policy which states you must be 13 or over to have an account.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Think U Know – Containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers; this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

Childnet – An international charity supporting children and parents and carers to develop a safe and great internet for children.

Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.

Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

BBC Own It – Support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.

Childline – A free helpline for children and young people in the UK.

Google Be Internet Legends – Interland game. Children can become Internet Legends with Interland, an online adventure that teaches the key lessons of Internet safety through four fun and challenging games.

Internet Matters – A not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.

Common Sense Media – A website with trusted ratings for websites, movies and TV, apps and games, and books.

NSPCC – Includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they’re using the Internet, social networks, apps, games, and more.

Parent Info – From CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the Internet. It is a free service that helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.

Parent Zone – Offers a range of resources for families to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.

Safer Internet – Where you can find safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Digital Parenting – Vodafone regularly updates articles on this website with expert advice. Here you’ll find plenty of resources and support – helping you make the right digital choices for your family.

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