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Online Safety

Supporting families

Today’s pupils are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. We want our pupils to be equipped with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world. Therefore online safety forms a core part of the Computing Curriculum at Barnfield Primary School alongside additional lessons completed within PSHE. Children are regularly reminded of the importance of acting responsibly online, the need to think critically when reading content to determine its trustworthiness, and strategies that they can use to keep themselves safe when online.

We teach Online Safety using objectives from the document “Education for a Connected World”, which we can be found at


Online safety advice for parents and carers

It’s worth looking at each of the following sites to get a balanced view of the potential risks of what is really an invaluable resource.

Internet A really useful site with, among other things, information about how to set up parental controls on devices around your home.

Get Safe On Line This is a UK Government sponsored site containing lots of helpful information.

The Virtual Global Taskforce The VGT is an international organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place, especially for children. It was set up by police forces in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.

Internet Watch Foundation  Here you can report any illegal content that you come across on the internet.

Short video for parents: delivering online safety at home.

The website gives parents and carers guidance about games/apps that children may be using at home.

Please check the age ratings and talk to your child about what they are doing online.

BBC Online Safety How to stay safe when you are on line and links to lots of useful sites about online safety.


Chat Danger This site is all about the potential dangers of interactive services like chat, Instant Messaging, email, texting and online games. Find out what the dangers are and how to chat safely.


Cybercafe A fun place to learn about internet safety.
Cybersmart An Australian site all about communications safety. There are sections about different kinds of communication and each section has different areas for different ages. (The site is sponsored by the Australian Government).
Don’t Be In The Dark Part of Disney’s website. Safe surfing advice for kids, and parents too, presented in a fun way.
Get Safe On Line Really useful site.
Kidsmart Lots of useful information, games and activities to help you learn and practise your online safety skills. (There are areas for parents and teachers too).
ThinkUKnow Simple advice and links to further advice on the Internet Safety Zone. This site is part of CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). There are sections for different age groups and for parents and teachers.


Internet Safety

Thank you to everyone who attended our latest workshop for parents/carers – A copy of the slides can be found here:
Online Safety – Parents and carers workshop slides

Online Safety – Parent Carer Guidance


Top Tips for Respect online

Supporting children to deal with upsetting content

What parents need to know about phone scams


YouTube Kids

Cross Platform Sharing of Inappropriate Content

Group Chats



Virtual Reality


Stay Safe Online

The Metaverse 

Check in with your Friends

Fortnite Chapter






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