E- Safety Parents Page

The internet can play an important part in many aspects of school life, including teaching, learning and improving communication. However, if not used properly, it can be dangerous or harmful. This simple guide includes hints and tips for both parents and pupils.
Hints and Tips for Parents:
•Technology is constantly changing and young people are continually learning - keep up to date on latest developments so you know about the risks
• Online safety applies to all types of devices - PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and online gaming
• As technology becomes more portable, set guidelines for where your child could/should use their device
• Treat online safety in the same way as you would offline safety such as stranger danger, crossing the road etc
• Set up internet security so children can’t access websites with adult and inappropriate content
• Don’t write anything online that you wouldn’t say in person. Comments made on social media and/or public web pages/forums could reflect badly on your child
• Check out the IT policies, particularly the online safety policy, issued by your child’s school and adhere to them
• Cyber bullying should be treated in the same way as other forms of bullying; contact your child’s school to agree a plan for dealing with it
• Be aware that ‘sexting’ increasingly involves younger children, some as young as 10
• Try to establish a system which allows your child to talk to you about anything they feel uncomfortable about online
Things to Discuss with Children:
 • Where is it acceptable to use your portable device? Bedroom? School?
• Who should you talk to if you feel uncomfortable about something you have seen online? e.g. parent, teacher or other responsible adult
• Don’t spend too long online; make sure you get some physical exercise every day
• Keep passwords safe – don’t write them down and change them regularly
• What personal information is it appropriate to post online?
• How do you report cyber bullying? Take a screen grab of any posts so these can be seen at a later date if needed
• How do you know the people you are talking to online, are who you think they are?
• What is the difference between a ‘real life’ friend and an ‘online friend’
• When is it sensible to meet up with an online friend?
Other Sources of Information:
• The Lucy Faithfull Foundation      
• UK Safer Internet Centre    
• Child Exploitation and Online Protection
• Think U Know
With thanks to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
As we know social media plays a big part in our lives whether we sign up to it or not, please see the below information leaflet with ways of ensuring our children stay safe using Facebook 

Dear Parents/Guardians 


You may be aware of the recent news reports concerning school and parental concerns regarding inappropriate content of computer (including online) games. It has been reported that children are being exposed to unwanted or unpleasant content of unsuitable games.

The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) use age ratings to ensure that entertainment content, such as films, videos, DVDs, and computer games, are clearly labelled for the age group for which they are most suitable. Age ratings provide guidance to consumers (particularly parents) to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product.

The rating on a game confirms that it is suitable for players over a certain age. Accordingly, a PEGI 7 game is only suitable for those aged seven and above and a PEGI 18 game is only suitable for adults aged eighteen and above. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. PEGI is used and recognised throughout Europe and has the enthusiastic support of the European Commission. It is considered to be a model of European harmonisation in the field of the protection of children.

We  would encourage your child to only access online games that are appropriate for their age and always check the age rating on any game before buying it for your child, as well as considering whether it has an online component. E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Bristol Gateway School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. 


We appreciate your continued support


Woodstock School



The internet has become a part of our everyday lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, to talk to friends and to help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all.

However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school.  At Woodstock School we take this matter very seriously, following government advice on best practice. All children across the school are taught E-Safety termly and we also take part in the national Safer Internet Day in February each year.

Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'. 
For more information please see the attached printable information sheets and visit


There is a large amount of information for parents online. Please help us to support your children by looking at some of the websites below:
think you know logo UK safer inteenet centre logo
Childnet International logo NSPCC