Online Safety

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

Reporting Online Abuse



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 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.

Resources for Parents and Carers 

What parents and carers need to know about Fortnite

What parents and carers need to know about Instagram

What parents and carers need to know about Netflix 

What parents and carers need to know about Youtube Kids

What parents and carers need to know about Telegram

Parental controls for managing apps on iPhones

Parental controls for privacy on 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

What parents need to know about the Metaverse (NSPCC)

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)

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

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

Online Vulnerability Awareness Resources - Internet Watch Foundation - The internet is a wonderful facet of modern life. Humans have never had as much access to information than they have today, at the touch of a keyboard all knowledge can be acquired largely for free. But it has also made us contactable at all times, in a manner that goes far beyond the voicemails that used to typify telephonic communications. Now photographs, voice notes, and videos can be exchanged to any device at will. This has made young people more vulnerable than ever to unwanted messages and images. Research done by the Internet Watch Foundation, shows that 1 in every 4 teens has received unwanted sexual messages online. Awareness of how to mitigate this issue is vital to securing the young people of tomorrow, and to help in that endeavour the Internet Watch Foundation has created a resource pack.

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 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. 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 - Cyber Security - this link offers good advice and resources for parents and children around the topic of cyber security.

Coerced online child sexual abuse - information for parents and carers 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 and carers need to know