It is vital to educate our pupils about online safety in a 21st Century school. Our pupils often participate in lessons where online security issues are highlighted, so that they can make indepentent decisions about keeping themselves safe whilst in the digital and real world. A Police Liaison Officer will also visit the school to support the learning within the classroom, and to ensure that the appropriate safeguarding messages are shared with the children and staff.
Please take the opportunity to visit the links below to find information and complete activities, which will promote a wider awareness of e-Safety issues.
Online Safety resources
The School Beat Cymru programme ( which is delivered by the School liaison police officers) also covers internet safety and we have linked in with them regarding particular trends and emerging concerns. The school health nurses also support schools and pupils with self-harming issues and have the CHATT helpline where young people can call or text to discuss issues. Area 43 counselling service have also extended their services due to lockdown and have worked with some primary children this term around wellbeing issues. In addition to this, we have shared with our schools a number of resources over the lockdown period. This includes:
YoungMinds Parents Helpline
•Call for free 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9:30 – 16:00).
•Available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
•A confidential helpline, email, webchat and telephone counselling service for young people under 25.
•Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (daily 13:00-23:00)
Autism Speaks Internet Safety, Social Networking, and Technology https://www.autismspeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/transition/Internet.pdf
Internet safety role playing discussions www.safesurfingkids.com/lesson_plans_grades_3_12.htm
Social Safety: An Online Social Networking Guide and Parents and Teachers of Young Adults with Cognitive Disabilities https://socialsafety.wordpress.com/stranger-danger/educationalopportunities/
Childnet International www.childnet-int.org Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a positive and safe environment for children.
Internet Matters www.internetmatters.org An internet portal which aims to direct parents and carers to credible information on how to keep children safe online.
www.chatdanger.com A site all about the potential dangers of interactive services online like chat, IM (instant messaging), online games, email and on mobiles.
Kid Smart www.kidsmart.org.uk Teaches children and adults about the internet and being a SMART surfer.
Parentline Plus www.parentlineplus.org.uk Helpline: 0808 800 2222 Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. It works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services – shaped by parents for parents.