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Orchard Church of England Primary School

Internet Safety

The internet is widely used by children and young people every day and plays a big part in their lives.

At Orchard we recognise that the internet offers our children a great opportunity to learn, develop new skills, to keep in touch with friends and family and to have fun.


However, the internet can also pose a threat to children’s safety. It is therefore important for everyone to understand the dangers that may present themselves and to understand how to reduce or prevent them.


We need to work together to provide a safe, fun environment for children to develop and grow



Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for Parents and Carers to Keep Children Safe Online

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:

Apps to help children stay safe online

The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.


Please find information below on a variety of apps and topics that we think you might find useful to keep our children safe on the internet.


TikTok - Parent Guide Family Pairing

Call of Duty

A parents guide to Discord

Fortnite Battle Royale

Grooming - Parents Guide

Inappropriate websites - factsheet

Instagram Parents Guide.

Internet Controls - A Parents Guide

Kik Messenger Parents Guide

Like (Likee) - Parents Guide

Online Bullying/Cyber Bullying

Screen Addiction 

Snapchat parents guide

Social Media and Mental Health

Version 5 of Parents and Carers Check List

Whatsapp Guide

YOLO - Parents Guide

YouNow Parents Guide

YouTube Parents Guide.

Click below for some age appropriate app suggestions

Early Years





Below are a number of sites you may find useful which have further information on how to keep your child safe online .


Useful information for parents (Think U Know)


CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)


Get Safe Online


Connect Safely


CBBC - Stay Safe

Internet Matters

Broadband parental controls and internet safety for children



A message for Parents/Carers about Fortnite

Please find below up to date advice from National Online Safety - Some of this content is aimed at adults/carers or others who are looking for guidance on keeping children safe on line.