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Online Safety

CLICK HERE to view helpful information and guidance on a range of key online safety topics from Childnet.

Parents of young children - teaching online safety

Teaching online safety starts from a very young age, it's important to make talking about safe internet use part of everyday conversations just like road safety.

CLICK HERE to visit Essex Safeguarding Children Board's Online Safety webpage.

Parents' Guide to Technology

Below are links to Parents' Guides to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre and Parent Zone. 

They give you information about a variety of different apps and explain how to ensure the safe use of technology for children. I hope you find this very useful as we continue to work together to keep our children safe in an online world.

Cyber security: A guide for parents and carers

Reminders for Children

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

  • CEOP
    Helpful links to look at with your family

Tips for staying safe online:

  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.