Primley Wood Primary School

Online Safety

We are living in a digital age with the Internet, social media and gaming being an integral part of our children’s social and academic lives. While we embrace the benefits and enrichment this provides we must also be vigilant about the risks that our children face. It’s vital our children understand how to navigate the Internet safely and responsibly.


This page aims to provide valuable information, guidelines, and resources to help you to keep your children stay safe while using the Internet.


Please speak to us if you are concerned about anything your child is doing or experiencing on the Internet.


Parental Involvement


  • Parents and carers play a crucial role in ensuring online safety for their children.
  • You can:
  • Set up parental controls and filters on devices to restrict access to inappropriate content.
  • Have open conversations about online safety and establish guidelines and boundaries for Internet use.
  • Monitor your children's online activities, social media profiles, and online interactions while respecting their privacy.
  • Stay informed about the latest online trends, risks, and safety measures to provide appropriate guidance and support.


Online Safety Tips for Children

  • Promote these safety tips to your children.
  • Keep personal information private: Do not share personal details such as your full name, address, phone number, school name, or passwords with strangers online.
  • Use strong passwords: Create unique and secure passwords for all your online accounts. Include a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Think before you click: Exercise caution when opening emails, messages, or links from unknown sources, as they may contain viruses, scams, or inappropriate content.
  • Be respectful online: Treat others with kindness and respect, both in person and online. Avoid cyberbullying or engaging in any form of harmful behaviour.
  • Seek adult guidance: If you encounter something inappropriate, uncomfortable, or suspicious online, immediately inform a trusted adult, such as a parent/carer,or teacher.

Online Safety Rules For Children

  • Set some ground rules with your child.
  • Obtain permission: Always seek permission from a parent or guardian before using the Internet or signing up for new websites, apps, or social media platforms.
  • Stick to age-appropriate content: Visit websites and use apps that are suitable for your age group and recommended by parents, teachers, or educational institutions.
  • Beware of strangers: Avoid accepting friend requests, engaging in conversations, or sharing personal information with people you don't know in real life. Not everyone online is who they claim to be.
  • Gaming safety: When playing games online, be cautious about sharing personal information and interacting with other players. Report any inappropriate behaviour or harassment to a trusted adult.
  • Understand privacy settings: Learn how to adjust privacy settings on social media platforms and online profiles to control who can view your information and posts.

Educational Resources and Websites

NSPCC Online Safety: Offers guidance and resources for parents and children,        focusing on online safety issues specific to the UK.  



UK Safer Internet Centre provides a range of resources, advice, and activities to promote online safety for children, parents, and educators.  

      • Thinkuknow: Offers age-appropriate educational resources, videos, and games to help children and young people in the UK stay safe online.   

        • Childnet International: Provides various resources, including downloadable guides, videos, and presentations, to promote online safety for children and young people. 

        • Remember, online safety is an ongoing process, and it's important to stay updated and informed about potential risks and best practices. By adopting responsible digital habits and following these guidelines, you can help your child stay safe and have an enjoyable online experience.

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