Online Safety

As the Easter holidays start and UK schools remain closed, we know that families across the country are starting to find ways of working together and finding fun things that they can do in isolation.

Below are some helpful links to guidance about some of the apps and games that young people may be using to stay in touch with each other and to play online.

The Dark web facts sheet for Parents and Carers

Information about safely using the Houseparty App

Online Safety Information for your Primary School age child

Online safety Information for your Secondary age child

A Parents guide to privacy settings

Gaming: what parents and carers need to know


Online safety is taught throughout the year as part of our curriculum.  During the annual Safer Internet Day the whole school took part in lots of different activities. There was role play based on scenarios that could happen on line;  children discussed what the internet actually is and how they could represent it.  They also had discussions around different situations that could happen online and reflected on what they would do in those situations, creating some amazing Internet safety posters. We also had a visit from Richard Maskrey an E-Safety expert who gave each class a valuable talk on being safe online.

Parent workshops were also offered to support in the home.


Social Media Guidance

eSafety for Parents Guide

youtube Safety Factsheet

Useful numbers

Childline – 0800 1111

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Hertfordshire Children services – 0300 123 4043

Citizens Advice Stevenage – 0344 411 1444

Educational psychology contactline – 01992 588574