The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers.
Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children. We are therefore delighted to announce that we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses, online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics regarding online safety.
Create an account
To create your account, please https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/crossflatts-primary-school and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
How to access
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via the brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. At Crossflatts Primary we place great value on the use of technology to enhance learning and although the positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives, the children and parents all need to be aware of various online risks. Children need the support of school and also parents/carers to help build their resilience and guide them to recognise and avoid online safety risks and the education of pupils in online safety is therefore a key part of the school’s eSafeguarding provision.
Information for parents/carers
Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Take a look below at our extensive list of links and resources to help you with online safety at home and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at school if you would like to share any information or require further support.
Sophos, makers of anti-virus software, have published a guide to help parents keep their children and themselves safe from all kinds of online threats such as phishing and viruses.
Vodafone have produced this great document with a range of information and further links for parents/carers.
Please click on the below documents for more information about Instagram, Snapchat and Tiktok and safety tips for their use. Use is restricted/advised for 12+/13+.
MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents-FEB 2019
Snapchat Parents Guide V2-081118
Fortnite Parents Guide-051218
WhatsApp Parents Guide.
Youtube Parents Guide
Other Useful Websites and links
Please click on the below links highligted in blue for some fantastic advice
- CEOP Safety Centre -The CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) website has great links for help if you are a parent or child concerned about online safety.
- Internet Matters -Internet Matters is a fantastic resource to help parents keep their children safe online.
- Think you Know- Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website. Click the image to go to the website and get the latest safety information.
- Parent Zone Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet-This website contains detailed information regarding specific topics such as social networking, online grooming, gaming and downloading.
- Own IT CBBC -CBBC Own It is a super internet survival guide for you and your child.
- Lifeable A site for 6-12 year olds covering subjects such as online bullying, mental health, body image etc.
- Ask about games-Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls.
- Think you Know Gaming - A comprehensive article about gaming written by ThinkUKnow for parents and carers.
- Safer Internet Guide The safer internet site shares a mass of information about how to keep young people safe online.