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Online Safety

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Carlton Colville Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online 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 parents to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Online Safety is not about banning children from using the Internet or technology but teaching them how to use it safely. Banning children from using technology often makes a child less likely to report a problem.

Children and young people are likely to be as good as, if not better than, their parents at using the Internet. However, being good at using technology does not mean they have the life-experience and wisdom to handle all of the situations they can come across.

Children and young people are prone to the same kinds of risks (including spam and scam emails, fraud and identity theft) as everybody else. However, there are also other, more sinister threats that may result from going online, such as inappropriate contact from people who may wish to abuse, exploit or bully them, and exposure to inappropriate material.

The Internet is an invaluable tool for life-long learning and communication, we just help our children learn to use this tool safely. Here at Carlton Colville Primary School we follow the 5 SMART rules to staying safe online.

British Council Section

Be Social, Stay Safe!

The British Council worldwide has millions of parents as digital customers and have prepared these 5 golden rules designed to enable parents and carers to help their children enjoy social media but stay safe.

Keep Safe online, follow the SMART rules



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Internet User Agreement

Parents and Carers advice on cyberbullying

Online Safety Policy






Practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and carers, and professionals who work with children run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

The CEOP website. Go to this website to report concerns about a person’s online sexual behaviour, get the Click CEOP report button for your web browser, and all the latest news about protecting children from abuse.

Information and advice about e-safety in Suffolk. Also gives an overview of the projects and activities of the online safety strategy which aims to make Suffolk an e-safer place to be.

The aim of Suffolk's Local Safeguarding Children's Board is to ensure that children are kept safe in Suffolk.

The NSPCC was founded in 1884 who work to end cruelty to children in the UK.

Provided by the Pan-European Game Information service, PEGI is a quick way to find the age ratings for computer games designed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony games consoles.

Guidance for parents on gaming, DVDs and film from the British Board of Film Classification.

The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services.

Phone and broadband provider Practical advice on online safety including parent guides.

Practical guides and resources for parents from Vodafone phone and broadband providers on helping their children stay safe online.

Family Lives is a charity that has over three decades of experience in helping parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

A subsidiary website of Family Lives and also hosts Parentline plus which gives practical parenting advice.

Bullying advice, helpline, information, anti-bullying resources and training.

For advice about filtering, setting parental control software to prevent viruses and SPAM on your home computers and how to avoid online rip-offs.

The 360 degree safe online tool provides a user friendly and interactive means for schools to review their online safety provision and to develop an action plan to bring about improvements. The tool is currently free of charge to schools on completion of a simple registration process

Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau, the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) brings together over 130 organisations into one network.

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents and agencies produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International.

Latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Also a range of practical resources, news and events focusing on the safe on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.

Safe is a programme of practical activities that develops young peoples skills, self-confidence and safety awareness when using social networking sites.

DigitalMe is a not-for-profit organisation that provides practical advice about using new technology to create amazing learning experiences. fe

Part of the BBC information service targeted at young people to help them stay safe online.

JISC Regional Support Centre good practice website with resources for raising awareness and planning e-safety for professionals working in the higher education, further education, further education and work- based learning sectors, as well as advice on meeting legal and inspection requirements.

Used to report any harmful content including child sexual abuse images or incitement to racial hatred.

Launched in 2011, ParentPort has been setup by the UK’s media regulators. It is a site for parents to go to if they are concerned that their child may have been exposed to something unsuitable and it will direct parents to the right regulator for their area of concern.

UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.

Great website for parents with step by step guides and helpful information with great resources

The Digizen website provides information for parents and carers It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship

Mobile Operators code of practise information

Law enforcement agencies from around the world together to fight child abuse online

Net Aware

Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world

Useful Online Safety Websites

Gaming advice for Parents & Carers

The Good Games Guide

A Parents Guide to Video Games

Games Content Descriptors for Parents & Carers (PEGI)

Ask about

Set parental controls for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live

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Nintendo 3DS

This is a really useful website that supports parents in identifying whether a range of media is age appropriate for their child. There are suggested age ratings for books, games, films , app's and websites and reviews by parents and children.

Apple Restriction Guides for Parents & Carers

Adding Parental controls on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Adding restrictions to prevent purchasing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Parental Control setup guides for Operating systems

Setting up Parental Controls on your Hudl

Setting Parental Controls in Windows 7

Setting Parental Controls in Windows 8

Setting Parental Controls in Windows 10

OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X 10

Kindle Fire

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 6th February 2018

Parent control setup guides for the main internet service providers

BT Internet

Sky Broadband

Talk Talk

Virgin Media

Plus Net

Android Restriction Guides for Parents & Carers

Android Phone

Android Tablet

Parental controls setup guides for search engines and entertainment services

Google SafeSearch

Google Play

You Tube



BBC iPlayer

Sky Go

Parental controls setup guides for mobile networks





Tesco Mobile

Virgin Mobile

Talk Talk Mobile

Parent control for social networking

Facebook Safety Centre

Facebook Parents Guide





Minimum age of Social Media sites

Facebook - 13 Years and over

Snapchat - 13 Years and over

Twitter - 13 Years and over

Tumblr - 13 Years and over

Instagram - 13 Years and over

Youtube - 13 Years and over

Pinterest - 13 Years and over

Yahoo Messenger - 13 Years and over

Can I be your friend video

The link above is a fun video clip (created by English National Opera) which demonstrates how our actions, requests and even terminology used in the ‘online world’ can be very different when translated into the ‘real’ world.

Happn - A dating app, similar to Tinder which uses GPS tracking to present you with a list of people near you. It will give you a map of where you crossed paths, their photo, name, age and profession.

Vine - 6 second video sharing app was age rated at 12 but now 17+. Many children and young people want to become famous Viners, as they do famous Youtubers.

OoVoo - A Video chat app where you can have a video call with up to 12 people.  

Twitch - Age restriction of 13 due to the COPPA law, Twitch is a live streaming app of gaming which as a chat feature. Children are live streaming other people playing GTA, COD and various other games that are inappropriate. Although the age restriction is 13 many users are of primary school age.

Popjam - Instagram for 5 - 12 year olds, this is a good way to prevent students from accessing Instagram early and is highly regulated and far safer than Instagram.

Current Social Media apps to be aware of

Very helpful and


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Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazines

Issue 1

(November 2010)

Issue 2

(September 2012)

Issue 3

(April 2014)

Issue 4

(September 2015)

1. Show me

Ask your child to show you the sites they use

Show an interest, take note of the sites your children visit and re-visit them later when you are  alone.

Find out how to set the safety features and how to report any issues directly to the site.

46% of parents admit that their children know more about the internet and social media than they do!

2. Low profile

Ask your child to set profile settings to private

Since children use social media sites to share just about everything they do, setting their profile to private can help protect them against photos, personal information or even location in the real world ending up in the wrong hands.

80% of 12-15 year olds in the UK have an active social networking site profile!

3. Just ask

Ask your child about their online friends

Help your children understand that people can create fake identities online and lie about who they are. They should only give out personal information and be “friends” with people they know and trust in the real world.

35% of children have unsupervised access to the internet!

4. Photo check

Ask your child to only share photos that they wouldn’t mind showing you first!

Talk to your child about the images they send, the sites and apps they use to share them and who they are sending them to.

Children aged 12-15 are spending more time online!

5. Don’t worry

Ask your child to tell you if they are worried about something online

By talking to your child about the internet, their favourite sites and the risks they may encounter, they are more likely to turn to you if they get into situations online where they don’t feel comfortable or see something they don’t want to see.

Children aged 8-11 are more likely than they were in 2011 to watch and download user-generated content*

*Ofcom report in the UK (April 2013)

You can find further Internet Safety tips on the British Council’s LearnEnglish Kids site:

British Council Website

Pokemon Go - Parents Guide

Carlton Colville Primary School
Gisleham Road
Carlton Colville
NR33 8DG
Tel: 01502 572682

Online Safety Alert This app has recently been in national newspapers highlighting the dangers. Please monitor your children's Internet use to ensure they remain safe online. See the video report using the following link.