Copmanthorpe Primary School

Online Safety

At Copmanthorpe Primary School we know from first-hand experience that the internet is a powerful way to enhance and broaden a child’s education. Teaching and learning in every subject in the curriculum can make good use of web-based material.

However, we also know that the Internet allows access to a great deal of entertainment, information and communication which is not related to school-based learning and children, being naturally curious, will want to explore and investigate.

This exploration is not necessarily harmful, but if unsupervised and unmonitored can result in children encountering inappropriate material or unknown people which can upset or confuse them, or worse.

As a school we recommend that Key Stage 1 and 2 children should always have a responsible adult with them when online.

Children all need to understand the web and how they can use it positively, safely and to their benefit.

As your child’s parent or carer you are in a strong position to help them learn how to avoid potential problems and get the most out of the web.

With this in mind, we have collected a range of resources to help you develop your child’s understanding, skill and confidence. We recommend that you have a good look around each site on your own first in order to focus on issues which may be of particular relevance.

Click on the links below.

Happy surfing!

 National Online Safety offers our parents and carers many guides and free courses to prepare you to keep your child as safe as possible online. Follow this link to read our latest letter with all the information you need to sign up.

Here are some useful guides to support with setting parental controls on your child's devices. 

How to set parental controls to limit age appropriate content - iphone 

How to set parental controls to limit age appropriate content - android

How to set parental controls for privacy - iphone

How to set parental controls for privacy - android

How to set parental controls for apps - iphone

How to set parental controls for apps - android