Online Safety

At Avenue Primary School we have a different Online Safety Focus each half term. Here are the areas we focus on:

  • Me and my tech
  • Messaging and Social Media
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Digital Citizenship
  • What should I do online if…?
  • Am I getting it right? (TikTok, Roblox, Fortnite, Minecraft…)

Please have a look at these leaflets that give an outline of these areas and what you can do to help you child at home…

Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
Parent Online Safety Leaflet – Online Gaming and Social Networking
Parent Online Safety Leaflet – Cyber-bullying and Instant Messaging

While these sessions are extremely successful, we are aware of the challenges parents face at home with a constantly changing technology-driven world. Due to a number of recent incidents we have had in school, we want to make you aware of some common Apps and games our children are using – click for a more comprehensive list.


For more information on common Games and Apps your children are playing, please click on the links below.

List of Popular Apps and their Purpose
Popular Apps – Parent Advice
Sites, apps and games reviewed by the NSPCC, with advice and tips for parents
Childnet have released a great resource to help you understand the issues your child may face online and some strategies you can use to help them.


Useful links and resources

Here are some links of resources to help explain the different areas of Online Safety for children.

Online Safety Policy
Child net
Know IT all for Parents
Age ratings for games – PEGI
NSPCC prevent abuse
Internet matters
Safe search engine
Digital parenting
Switched on families
A short guide to the Online Safety Act
How to set YouTube parental restrictions

Parental guides to keep children safe.

Instagram guide
A parents’ guide to Mobile phones
Child Net – Help and Advice for parents (Cyberbullying, Parental controls, Sexting, Social Networking,  Downloading)