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The internet can be a great source of information and provide an opportunity for interaction for children. It allows us all to connect with family, friends and others however, there can be real risks and dangers for an unsupervised child. If used responsibly, the internet can provide relevant content, connectivity and online education for our children.

The following information is here to help us to use electronics safely – e-safety!

E-Safety Top Tips for Parents

  1. Keep the computer in a family area, not in the child's bedroom.
  2. Use 'child lock' or filter settings on your Web browser to help prevent unsuitable site access by your child.
  3. Regularly supervise the sites your child is visiting.
  4. Encourage your child to use their Favourites list to access the sites you have approved to prevent accidental entry to unsuitable sites.
  5. Discourage your child from using social networking sites to keep them safe from cyberbullying.
  6. Teach your child to switch the monitor off or close the laptop lid, then fetch or tell you if something unsuitable appears on the screen. 
  7. Agree with older children about what sites they are allowed to access.
  8. Keep all personal details private and be aware of stranger danger.
  9. Above all, encourage your child to talk to you about the websites and electronic devices they are using at home and school.

Internet Matters supports parents with comprehensive resources and expert guidance to help navigate the ever-changing world of child internet safety. For more infomration please click the link - E-safety principles parents should know | Internet Matters

There are some things to remember when you are browsing the internet.

  1. Treat your password like your toothbrush - keep it to yourself!
  2. Keep your home address, your phone number or email address off the internet, MSN and chat rooms.
  3. Learn how to report someone who is behaving badly.
  4. Save the evidence - learn to save emails or on-line conversations.
  5. Don't retaliate or reply.
  6. Always respect others - think carefully about what you are typing.
  7. Tell someone you trust if you see something that worries or upsets you.
  8. Remember what you have learnt in school - use that at home.

If you would like to report abuse online or would like further advice and support, click on the links below:


If you are worried about anything that happens online, then you can talk to any of your trusted adults at school. Parents/Carers are also welcome to get in touch with any member of staff if you would like advice or support. If you need any additional help please ask to speak to Mrs Plant (Highfields Computing Lead)

National Online Safety Guides for Parents/Carers

Download the National Online Safety app for free – the world’s most comprehensive online safety app for parents, carers and education staff. Packed with hundreds of courses, webinars and resources, their app is a one-stop-shop for parents, carers (and educators) to gain the knowledge and skills they need to recognise and respond to online risks and keep children safe online 

National Online Safety - Apps on Google Play

Other Useful Websites

School E-Newsletters

We also use our fortnightly e-newsletter to share the most up-to-date safety guidance and information with our parents and children.