Staying Safe Online

Need help or information for staying safe online?

Priory school is committed to keeping our students safe in the online world as well as in the real world. All students are taught about staying safe on the internet throughout the different year groups and we will do our best to help any students who have questions on this topic.


The aim of Priory School is to ensure all students have a good understanding of the world wide web and know how to use it safely and respectfully.

Social Media has become a very popular network of apps/websites that children enjoy being a part of. Many children are unaware of the age limits for these sites.

Most social media sites require account holders to be a minimum age of 13 years but in April 2018 WhatsApp raised their limit to 16 years.


How can I support my child online and ensure they stay safe on the web?

There are many things that can be done to help your child and it is always a good idea to monitor what they are doing online. We advise that you always set up accounts with your children and understand how an app/website works. Be aware of what they are doing online, discuss it and know how to help them if anything goes wrong.

If you need guidance in anyway then the school will be happy to help you. You can also visit the CEOP website for information.


Below are some guides that you may find useful:

Screen Addition
Fortnite: Battle Royale
PUBG (Player Unknown's Battlegrounds)
Live Streaming

Social Media Guides

Snapchat
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Snapchat Parents Guide

Some families sit down and dicuss their internet usage. Below are links to family agreement documents that you may find useful:

Agreement Guide
Agreement Sheet

There are many useful websites available online and here are some that we refer to:

childnet.com
thinkuknow.co.uk
childline.org.uk
nspcc.org.uk
parentszone.org.uk

You may find the documents below useful too:

A friend in need
Snapchat: A Parents Guide
Think before you share

Click here for a game aimed at KS2 students