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Thrapston Primary School

Online Safety

Internet Safety information for parents. 

Here are some links that you may find useful to articles to help you understand how to make computing safe for you and your family:

Gaming - what parents and carers need to know. 

Sharing pictures of your child on-line. 

Keeping your under 5s safe online

Live streaming - responding to the risks.

Using parental controls

The following links highlight a range of resources which will cover a variety of online safety issues. Most resources are appropriate to be used within PSHE curriculum. Please ensure you are happy that any materials suggested by are appropriate for the age of your child. Some material is designed to be used preventatively, so will not be suitable for use directly with children if they have experienced harm online.


Social Networking, Privacy and Self-Esteem

Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse


Sex and Relationships Education

Gaming and Films

Mobile Phone Safety

Radicalisation and Extremism

  • Educate Against Hate (KS2/3/4) - DfE website that includes curriculum content as well as training resources for professionals and leaders/managers
  • University of Kent Centre for Child Protection - Zak (KS3/4 but can be used with upper KS2)
  • Childnet: Trust me Resources (KS2/3)

'Fake News', Reliability and Critical Thinking

Fact Checking Tips and Websites

Examples of "Fake" news or content websites


Piracy, Viruses, Plagiarism and Copyright

Resources for Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Search Engines

No search engine is ever completely safe; appropriate supervision, pre-checks and risk assessments should always be carried out by staff prior to use in the classroom.

If settings use search engine sites such as Google or Bing with learners then they must ensure safe search filtering tools are applied. Settings must be aware that this only reduces (not removes) the possibility of accessing inappropriate content either accidentally or otherwise due to the use of https. Settings must ensure that necessary processes are in place to respond to any filtering breaches. This would include policies and procedures for reporting unsuitable content (for learners and staff), appropriate supervision and pre-checking of search terms, as well as education regarding safe searching and online reliability prior to use.

The following search engines are not endorsed or promoted, education setting leaders and parents should make decisions based on a risk assessment approach and explore the benefits and as well as the risks of allowing and not allowing access.