Online Safety

A report entitled, ‘Safer children in a Digital World – A summary for children and young people’ by Dr Tanya Byron was published in March 2008. 

The report outlines an assessment of the effects the internet and video gaming can have on children. The information contained in the report details those aspects of internet and video gaming that can be positive, safety risks and suggested recommendations, which are useful for schools and parents. Please click here to read it.

Please find below a number of portals available to support parents, particularly during the school closure period.

The Key - Parent Resource Hub
The UK Safer Internet Centre - Covid 19 Support
CEOP - Home Activity Packs
NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe Online

With thanks to the UK Safer Internet Centre, we are delighted to share the advice below with our parents and wider community and hope that this goes some way to helping conversations at home around Online Safety.

Parents and Carers Helpsheet
Activities for 11-13 Year Olds
Actvities for those aged 14 and over

A Guide to Safer Live Lessons

Dorset Police also issue helpful Online Safety Newsletters at regular intervals. The most recent are below for your convenience.

Summer 2019
Spring 2019
Autumn 2019



If you suspect someone is using the internet to make inappropriate contact with children, use the button below to alert CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), who will investigate. This does not report it to us, but you can of course also contact our Safeguarding Team if you feel that you or another person is in danger.

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