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Online Safety

Online Safety

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Meadowhead Community Infant School and Nursery. We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Internet and Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

You can find out more about staying safe online by going to

Hector's World
Cartoons for children - internet safety advice

Safer Internet

Parent Zone

Childnet Online Safety for young people

Get Safe Online
Internet Safety Advice

NSPCC Keep your child safe online

Online Safety Policy

Please have a look at our Online Safety Policy

Web Filtering Information

Here are a few ideas to help you become safer online at home...

Set some boundaries

It's never too early to do things like set time limits for the amount of time they can spend on the computer.

Set up passwords

Keep devices like your mobile phone out of reach and make sure you have passwords/PINs set up on them for the times you might lend them to your child ... or for when they simply get hold of them themselves.

Check the age ratings

Check the age ratings or descriptions on apps, games, online TV and films before streaming or downloading them and allowing your son or daughter to play with or watch them.

Set the homepage

Set the homepage on your family computer or tablet to an appropriate website like Cbeebies.  For older children create a separate user account with appropriate settings and make the most of Parental Controls and tools like Google SafeSearch.

Explain your rules

Explain your technology rules to grandparents, babysitters and the parents of your child's friends so t that they stick to them when they're looking after your child.   Bear in mind what older siblings might be showing them on the internet, mobiles, games consoles and other devices.  Set and agree rules as a whole family.

Do you know age restrictions on social media?