Safer Internet Information for Parents

Updated Department of Education Guidance for Parents/Carers:-

Updated guidance for keeping children safe online

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. The measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), although essential, have disrupted people’s day-to-day lives.

As a result of these necessary measures, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online.


We are aware that children are using different apps to stay in touch with their friends while school is closed. Please remember to supervise children whilst on the Internet so that strangers don't try to communicate with them.

National Online Safety

As you are aware being safe online is extremely important. With new apps and games being released on a daily basis it is sometimes hard to keep track of which ones are safe for our children to use and which ones we need to avoid.

National Online Safety is a great resource that keeps you up to date with all the latest games and apps. They often make posts informing parents about different games and apps. Some examples of posts lately have been about how to make sure your location is not being shared if you are using Snapchat while another post was all about how to make sure children stay safe when playing Fortnite.

For more posts and up to date information please follow them on Twitter or Facebook at ‘National Online Safety’.

For help and information on what apps and games your children are using have a look here: