Online Safety

Keeping children safe online.

Now probably more than ever your child/children will be using the internet so it is really important to chat with them about staying safe online. Follow these links for useful hints, tips and resources to help keep your loved ones safe online.

What parents need to know

If you want to know more about the various gaming sites around, please follow the links below:

E-Safety is very important at Hillside. Keeping the children safe online is embedded throughout the curriculum. The children also learn how to use technology safely during regular PSHE and Computing lessons, assemblies and special events such as Safer Internet Day (SID).

A copy of our Online Safety Policy can be found here: 


A copy of the Pupil Acceptable Use Agreement for Foundation/KS1 can be found here: 


A copy of the Pupil Acceptable Use Agreement for KS2 can be found here: 


If you are after more information about how to keep your children safer online, a great place for you to visit is the CEOP Think You Know website. The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

The purpose of this site is to make online parenting simple. Click on the link below to explore the website.

Once you have explored the Parent/Carer section, is it also advisable that you sit down and explore the age-related material with your children. Sitting down and watching the videos with your children is a great place to get started and to create the ongoing conversation about staying safe online.

If something online has made your child worried or unsafe, please click the link below for advice from CEOP on what to do next.

Below you will find a link to the brilliant new Net Aware site set up by the NSPCC. Here you will find lots of information and guidance for the social networks that your children are using.

The NSPCC have created a page called Share Aware with brilliant guidance on how to help keep children safer by thinking about what they are sharing with the world. On the site you will also find links to setting up a family agreement.

The NSPCC have also made superb guidance for helping to set up parental controls. 

Childnet have a brilliant example of a family agreement to help set boundaries for children online to try and keep them safer. Once you have checked out the example, there is a blank template to make your own.

If you are searching for age specific advice, this website from is full of all the latest news age has video guidance for all ages of children. also have a fantastic interactive Parental Controls section full of great advice for setting up controls around the home.

For more advice on setting up parental controls, click the link below for video guidance and helpsheets to get you started.

These How to Guides are great for more specific advice on Instagram and Youtube and a range of other sites/apps.

Whether you are looking for advice for iPhones, iPads, PS4s or your smart TV, The UK Safer Internet Centre’s Parents’ Guide to Technology is superb for more information and advice on a range of internet-connected devices.

It’s so easy for young people to share online, that sometimes they might post something and wish that they hadn’t, or it could be that someone else has posted something that is upsetting your child.

For guidance and advice for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Minecraft, Instagram and a range of other sites, please click the link below.