Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Nelson Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. 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 online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
KidRex
Kiddle

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here.

Websites for more information

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.



The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.



Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.

New online safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

  1. Online safety: Facebook Privacy Settings
  2. Online safety: IT glossary
  3. Online safety: Set up safe Google searches
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'.