In this section, you will find links to useful websites to assist you with navigating the ever-changing internet landscape, along with a brief description of what each website provides. Should you be unable to find the assistance that you need on the websites below, then please feel free to contact the school and we will endeavour to provide you with the assistance you require.
While these links are designed to help parents and carers, most of the websites below also contain sections for children about how to keep themselves safe online, which is the ultimate goal.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Within the parent's section, they provide advice and support on threats that children face online and how to minimise the risks that children are exposed to.
Internet Matters provide practical help and tips on a wide range of online safety issues, from setting parental controls to managing screen time. In addition, they make recommendations on how to ensure that children get the most from their time online, including current issues such as body image, cyberbullying and digital resilience.
Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership is a website from Leeds City Council which covers all aspects of safeguarding and keeping children safe. Their online safety section contains details on using social media safely and potential child exploitation and grooming.
Childnet is a charity dedicated to promoting safe use of the internet and other online devices. Their Parent and Carer Toolkit is a collection of three resources designed to help you talk to your child about their online life, manage boundaries around family internet use and point you in the direction of where to get further help and support.
Net Aware is a collaboration between the NSPCC and O2, which provides fantastic guides on all of the main social media platforms, games and apps. In addition to providing overviews of any associated risks, they provide child and parent opinions and helpful practical tips on how to apply settings.