Online Safety

 The Discovery Educational Trust Online Safety Policy applies across all of its schools, including Larchwood Primary School. The Trust policy is available via this link.

Reporting Online Abuse

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Click the CEOP button above to access an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP - part of the National Crime Agency.

CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young
children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.

Resources for Parents and Carer

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)

What parents and carers need to know about Fortnite

Parent guide to Fortnite (Internet Matters)

What parents and carers need to know about Instragram

What parents and carers need to know about Netflix 

What parents and carers need to know about Youtube Kids

What parents need to know about the Metaverse (NSPCC)

Parental controls for iPhones

Parental controls for android phones

Building Healthy Relationships When Socialising Online (ICO)

Understanding Grooming - Victim Support

Conversations about Life Online - NSPCC

Supporting Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents Online – UK Safer Internet Centre

Digital Wellbeing – SWGfL

Make sure your home doesn’t have an open door to child sexual abusers

What Parents and Carers need to know about Telegram

Internet Matters – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying

NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more

Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms

Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.

Coerced online child sexual abuse - information for parents to help understand this topic and how to talk to children 

What do I need to know about ChatGPT?  A guide for parents and carers

What is Omegle? What Parents need to know

Resources for pupils

BBC Own It - support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem

Childline – includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, porn, relationships.

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