The internet is such an integral part of children’s lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are. At Kingshill Church School, we teach our children to be responsible users of the internet by following our SMART rules which you can see explained here:

If you are unsure of which sites are age appropriate for your child, here’s a reminder of the age restrictions in order for you to keep your child safe online:

Share Aware

O2 have partnered with the NSPCC to produce some advice and support for parents in helping to keep their children safe online. Click on the link to find out more:

share-aware-2 information 


Safer internet day – ‘Together for better internet’

The children explored the idea of ‘Together for a better internet.’

We followed up work that takes place as part of their computing curriculum by talking about their conduct online and how they interact with one another. We also focused on the sharing of pictures, reiterating the ‘SMART’ rules. Talk to your child about these and see whether they can remember what they are.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so. Please click on the link to find out more about the national initiative of Safer Internet Day.

Home – Safer Internet Day

Information for parents about keeping your children safe online:

The Parent Zone makes life easier for parents by developing information to help them make informed choices, and by finding out from them what they need.

Safeguarding Resources for parents:

Keeping young children safe online

Instagram Parents guide


Get Safe Online

The most important thing you can do is talk to your children about what they do online and how they can stay safe. 

Useful Links:

UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse

From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr a simple no-nonsense guide for parents from NSPCC and O2 to the social media, apps and games that kids use

Use Parental Controls to Keep Your Child Safe | NSPCC

Innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. But parental controls can help keep your child safe.

At Childnet our Education Officers go into schools each day to deliver online safety Education Sessions to pupils, parents and teachers. Recently in these Education Sessions we have been noticing an increasing number of young people talking about the game ‘Fortnite’.

Vodafone Digital Parenting

North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board
The website provides a range of information for professionals, parents, children and young people in relation to safeguarding children in North Somerset.

Advice for parents on cyberbullying
This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website

Speak out. Stay safe..

The NSPCC guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at

PANTS means:

Privates are private
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means no
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up, someone can help

You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with our PANTS activity pack.

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website

Guidance for parents on Roblox
Our Roblox Parent’s Guide explains how serious we are about play, and the steps we take to ensure your kid’s privacy and safety.

A good start –
Digital devices at home deliver media, entertainment and internet access for the whole family.  They also provide new opportunities for creativity and learning.  How can parents and carers help children get off to a good start using digital devices?  This guide provides some tips and checklists to help you.

NSPCC Share Aware :

NSPCC – Share Aware Campaign – The new NSPCC campaign was developed due to their own research finding that parents’ quite often feel confused by the internet – out of their depth, and out of control. Share Aware is for parents of children aged 8-12 and is designed to help to reassure and give parents everything they need to keep their children safe.

The design is straightforward: No-nonsense advice that will help to untangle the web, showing parents how they can be just as great a parent online as they are the rest of the time.

The campaign breaks down into 5 sections:

Net Aware – a no-nonsense guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use

Share Aware – parent’s guide on how to talk to children about staying safe online

Talking Tips – tips on how to start a conversation with your child about online safety

Online Safety Advice – for parents about keeping their child safer online

Online Course – Introductory training for anyone who works with children