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Online Safety for Parents

Safer Internet Day took place on 6th Feb 2024


Barley Lane Primary School is committed to keeping our children safe and to promoting the safe, responsible use of the Internet. We take online safety very seriously and we discuss online safety issues throughout the year with our pupils. The internet is another world, and we need to take different steps to ensure our children stay safe and manage risk. We know that some of our pupils use social networking accounts, mobile apps and online games even though nearly all of these have age restrictions.  We need to educate ourselves in order to keep our children safe when using devices online and so the links listed below will give you some advice.

Speak to the Safeguarding Team at school if you have ANY concerns regarding your child's online activity or malicious content that could affect them.

Support for Parents

Below you’ll find some helpful information to keep safe online.


1. ParentInfo is a collaboration between CEOP and ParentZone with a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. 

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2. NSCPP Share Aware is a campaign aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 - the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices. The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe.


3. National Online Safety is a website which contains a number of resources and parent guides to social media platforms. We have published some of these guides on this webpage. Please access the National Online Safety website for the complete list.


4. Redbridge MyLife Internet Safety is a local website with information and links for parents.


5. Think U Know is a nationally acclaimed website which has information for children, teenagers, parents and teachers. You can report illegal or inappropriate online behaviour through the 'Report abuse' button.

6. Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. There are resources available for parents and carers aimed at specific age groups.

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NSPCC's Net Aware website is our bite-size guide to the latest and most popular social networks, apps and games that children are using. The ‘In the news’ section is packed full of information to support this and focuses on new platforms and online trends to help users keep up-to-date with the online world. 

Social Media Information Posters

Most social media accounts have a minimum age restriction of 13, however we understand that some of our children under that age use social media on a daily basis. Please click to the right for a variety of information files about various social media platforms. 

1. TikTok

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2. Snapchat

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3. WhatsApp

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4. Instagram

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