Children and online safety away from school

We understand that at this time, when children may be using the internet more often for school work, socialising and entertainment, there is an increased risk of safeguarding issues due to unwanted contact, content and conduct through digital channels.

At Captain Webb Primary School we always emphasise the importance of a safe online environment and encourage parents and carers to set age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices and use internet filters to block malicious websites.

If you have any concerns please contact your child's teacher via Class Dojo or one of our school's Designated Safeguarding Leaders. Alternatively, there is a wealth of information and advice on the following websites:

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

If your child has experienced upsetting content and bullying or abuse online we strongly encourage you to get in touch with your child's teacher or a Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school. However, the following reporting mechanisms are also available to children, parents and staff:

In addition, you are able to access the free Professionals Online Safety Helpline which supports the online safeguarding of both children and professionals. Call 0344 381 4772 or email The helpline is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.