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Online Safety

If you have any queries regarding online safety, please email us at:


Parents' Online Safety Evening

Please click the links below to read all the information from our online safety meeting:

LS Online Safety Evening

Facebook Checklist         Good Gaming Guide         Manage Media
Mobiles         Online Gaming         Website Links
Parents Guide to Managing Media         Supporting Young People Online        


Advice for Parents

Do you ever feel that you are not fully in control of what your child is viewing online and who they are talking to?

The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming increasingly important in the daily lives of our children and have many positive benefits.  They can be used both educationally and socially and are becoming part of a child’s identity.  Socially our children often use the internet for entertainment, interaction, and communication with ‘friends’. 
The Internet is a marvellous tool and a wonderful resource.  The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.  The often used analogy is that swimming pools can be dangerous for children and whilst fencing, lifeguards and signage can minimise the risk, the most effective measure is to teach them to swim!  Although we decrease this risk we cannot prevent it entirely.

Where can I find out more information on Online Safety?

Take a look at the web pages below for further information on online safety.

Useful online safety sites for Parents: (Independently rated advice on films, dvds, games and apps)

Think U Know Website for Parents Including 'Purely for Parents' Webcast

Know It All for Parents from Childnet International

Internet Safety for Parents from DirectGov

Report Abuse  Seen something on the internet that you are concerned about?  Report Abuse to the Police CEOP unit


Useful online safety sites for Children:

Hector's World from CEOP including Hector's Safety Button

Think U Know 8-10 from CEOP

Alternatively, there are the Vodaphone "Digital Parenting" magazines that give a wealth of comprehensive advice on many aspects of the use of new and emerging technologies.