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Online Safety (e-safety)

Slides from 2024 Online safety meeting can be found in the links below.

Digital Wellbeing - support for parents 

The following link provides information for parents explaining how they can support a child at different ages of their life with their digital wellbeing;

Digital wellbeing | Childnet

  • How can I help keep my child safe on Whatsapp?The link below provides some useful information on the risks associated with children using Whatsapp, as well as some practical advice on how to help prevent issues, or support after problems may arise

Safer Internet Day 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February. Previous years the themes have ranged from cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.

At Ashton Gate we will have the chance throughout the school to explore ways we can be safe online. EYFS will think about who we can ask if we need help when using technology. We will consider what personal information is and how to keep it safe in KS1. In KS2 we will think about how we can be responsible online and how we can try and solve any problems that may arise in the online world.

Useful online safety guidelines to discuss with your child

  • Maintain an open dialogue with your child
  • Create a family agreement to establish your children’s boundaries and your expectations
  • Give your child strategies to deal with any online content that they are not comfortable with
  • Consider using filtering software to block unwanted content.
  • Explain the dangers of posting content and the trail that can be left behind.
  • Understand the law by familiarising yourself with the age ratings for games and apps
  • Familiarise yourself with the privacy settings and reporting features
  • Set up a family email address that your children can use when signing up to new games and websites online.
  • Encourage them never to divulge any personal information such as age, address or contact details to anyone online.
  • Encourage your children to use nicknames (where possible) instead of their full name online and create strong passwords for every account.

See the document attached for more information

Useful websites for more information:

A video and information to keep phones and tablets safe for children to use

Some guidance on what primary age children might use technology for and how we can support/protect them

Gaming allows you to play and chat with other people. | Childnet

Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families | Common Sense Media 

This website provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media

CEOP Education (

  • Children's Online Safety Test
    Virgin Media and O2 have set up an internet safety test to give you a chance to find our where any gaps in knowledge might be on how to best keep children safe online