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Winscombe Primary School

Online Safety

Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Sandford Primary School.  Online safety is taught to all pupils, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

To ensure the online safety message is consistent, it is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

If you have any concerns about online safety, please speak to your child's teacher.

Please find below many useful websites and resources to help you keep your children safe in the ever-expanding world of technology.


Support for parents and carers during schools closures

Below are some suggestions for guidance and support to keep each other healthy and safe with technology.

Presentation from the Online Safety Evening

In the News


TikTok: what parents should know


More than 500 million people around the world - many of them children - regularly use the app TikTok to create, view and share 60 second videos.

Tiktok can be a great tool for self-expression and connect users around the world, so it's important that children are aware of the potential risks and learn how to use it in a safe way. 

ParentZone have published a Parent Guide 


which is full of sensible advice about how families can make the most of the settings and tools available to them. 


Please find below a link to information about recent items in the news linked to YouTube and other social media sites.


Below is a link to information about screen time.


5 things parents should know about screen time

Digital Wellbeing - Guidance for Parents


Created as part of Childnet's work in the UK Safer Internet Centre, the newly published hot topic looks at Digital Wellbeing giving guidance for parents and carers, to help them support children and young people across different age groups.  Click the link to find information for 3-7 years or 7-11 years 


Setting parental controls on YouTube (using restricted-mode)

Useful Websites


     Your guide to the social networks your children use. 




   All the information you need to keep your child safe online.


    Find out how to set up your child's device safely and set parental controls.


    Information about online and mobile safety.


   CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).


   An education programme from NCA-CEOP.


   Practical advice from Vodafone and also a 'Digital Parenting' magazine.




Facebook launch Parents Portal


Facebook have launched a new advice area, the Parents Portal. This portal is designed to help parents make the most out of their Facebook account, whilst also giving tips and information on how to keep themselves and their children safe online. The full Parents Portal can be found at


A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube



Managing Family’s Time Online


Childnet have a variety of resources that can help families find a way of using technology that suits all.