Online Safety

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There are more links to advice, useful information and guidance as you scroll down this page.   

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#DITTO is a free online safety magazine from esafety adviser, Alan Mackenzie, aimed at schools, organisations and parents. The content looks at risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.  

You can find the latest edition of #DITTO here:

CEOP: Government National Crime Agency and Information/Education

Useful links from the main site include: “Think you Know? which provides information and guidance for different age brackets and parents and carers:

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How to…guides (Think U Know)

A useful  cartoon, created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs), is particularly useful for younger children 

         You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here

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netaware 2 Netware is a NSPCC supported parents’ guide to the social networks children and young people use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world. Click on the links to visit the websites.


           Your guide to the social networks your kids use (NSPCC)

The site also has a parent’s guide to the game Fortnite. 

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“It’s an interesting question-how to make the most of the devices and websites available, but still ensure our children are protected from seeing or doing things online that are unsuitable for them or inappropriate for their age.” Digital Parenting Issue 3 2015. online1.gif

Technology is a key aspect of learning at Overton CE Primary, from the use of kindles and tablets to laptops and video recording studio kits.  We take every step to ensure the children understand their responsibilities in their use of technology and are aware of the potential dangers and the steps they should take to keep themselves safe online.

We have hosted online safety days led by a specialist ICT consultant culminating in a presentation to parents to support them with their roles and responsibilities in helping protect their children online.  We also distribute issues of Digital Parenting which gives practical help, guidance and links to further advice.  We work with parents to highlight issues relating to their children’s use of mobile phones, tablets and age appropriateness console games.     

Below is an overview of the tips and advice:


Below are links to useful websites related to online safety for adults and children, using parental controls and general tips and advice:

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Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.  A particularly useful link is the step-by-step guide to getting parental controls setup:

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British Board of Film Classification (BBFC); classification of material:



Age certification for games:


Advice for parents, digital parenting sections with “how to” guides:


Online bullying advice:


Online bullying advice:


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Staying safe online:

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Reporting inappropriate contact online

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