On Line Safety

A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation as a whole family about how the internet should be used safely and responsibly when online at home, at school or at a friend's house.

To support parents in creating a family agreement Childnet International have put together some free advice and a helpful family agreement template for families to use as a starting point.

Please find below two documents to help you create your own family agreement

File icon: pdf Family Advice [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Family Agreement [pdf 958KB] Click to download

Online Safety lessons and assemblies

Each class in the autumn term are taught how to keep safe online in an age appropriate way. We also remind children throughout the year within lessons and assemblies.

Our children are taught how to use the SMART' rules to help keep them safe. (View below).

How to become a Global Digital Citizen

Children at Whiston use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes. 

Internet safety awareness is more than a practice—it’s a mindset. It’s a way of safely and proactively living, working, and playing in a digital world. While vast and exciting, the Web is also unregulated. Unfortunately, many who use it don’t practice respect and responsibility like the digital citizen does. That doesn’t mean that we still can’t keep our children safe.

Learning how to keep safe online is also a big part of being a Global Digital Citizen. We’ve got some tools for you to check out below. These are some fun and interesting games and apps for teaching Internet safety awareness.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

  • Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children in our Children's Zone. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Further links and resources below:

Sites to help with Online/Digital Safety

External Link Icon Think You Know
Online safety support for parents and children
External Link Icon CEOP
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (UK)
External Link Icon Childnet
Online safety support
External Link Icon Think You Know: Esafety for young children
KS1 (4 -7 year old) Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely!
External Link Icon Internet Matters
Online safety to help parents
External Link Icon How to be a safe digital citizen
APPs that teach children about internet safety
External Link Icon Rotherham Power
Rotherham E safety site

CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs

Child computer safety while at home.

Please see attachments below, which gives help and advice on your children's safety while they are using the computer at home.

For our E safety Policy please see the separate tab on Policies

File icon: docx Whiston e-Safety KS2 Pupil Questionnaire [docx 35KB] Click to download
File icon: doc Whiston Parental e-safety questionnaire [doc 39KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Whiston KS1 e-Safety questionnaire [docx 49KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf FS2 e-Safety questionnare [pdf 11MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Child Comp. Safety Parent Letter [pdf 132KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Keeping-Under-Fives-Safe-Online [pdf 839KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents-Online-Safety-Newsletter-Edition-10 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 10.10.14eSafeguarding sites for Parents [pdf 295KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Supporting-young-people-online [pdf 660KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx SID2019 Assembly for 5.2.19. [pptx 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf smartposter_ks1 [pdf 598KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf smartposter_ks2 [pdf 560KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf facebook for parents [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Instagram for parents [pdf 330KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Online sfety for primary school children [pdf 108KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Snapchat for parents [pdf 251KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf share-aware-parents-guide.pdf Feb 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Parents Guide to Facebook

Please click on the link below to take you to the site giving advice on Children using Facebook.

Link: A Parents Guide to Facebook

File icon: pdf facebook for parents [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Think before you click

Click on download below to see the poster.

File icon: pdf Think Before you click [pdf 2MB] Click to download