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We are aware that our pupils are increasingly accessing the internet, at school and at home. We recognise the importance that parents and carers play in ensuring your children understand the need to use the internet in an appropriate way.


Just as you protect them in the real-world, we know you want to make sure your children are safe online too. Online safety skills are life skills. When your children understand the risks associated with being online, they can become sensible, informed internet users. We all want them to get the most from the internet but to stay safe whilst they are doing so.


There are many resources available to keep you informed and to help you keep your children safe online. There are also resources that can help you if your children come across potentially harmful or inappropriate material on internet.

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This is a superb guide to 48 of the most commonly used social websites. Simply typing in the website name e.g. Club Penguin, Minecraft etc. will enable you to see how to access privacy settings, safety advice, reporting and signing up.


This site aims to make online parenting simple. It gives practical tips and simple guidance for using the internet.


You can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) helps children stay safe online and works nationally and internationally to bring offenders, including those involved in production, distribution and viewing of child abuse material, to the UK Courts. It is often referred to as the online 999. You can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.


a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

At West Leigh, we believe that online safety should be a thread through all areas of the curriculum. Below, you will see our tracking grid, where we highlight all key areas of online safety and where they are covered across the school. Many are covered within computing and PSHE, but there are many other opportunities within all subjects and we make the most of these wherever possible. 

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