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Online Safety

At Waynflete Infants' School we consider your child's safety on the internet to be extremely important in this ever-changing world of information technology.  To help us keep one step ahead we subscribe to the National On-line Safety Hub so that we can keep up-to-date.


As a parent/carer it is very important to understand how to keep your children safe online and what to do if you come across something unfamiliar or unsure of.  Below there are a number of links to different sources of information that are aimed at helping parents/carers and children be informed to ensure children's safety when accessing the internet from home.


Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – This website is there to help you go on the internet in a safe way. It explains who to talk to if you are worried through a range of fun, engaging cartoons and provides quality resources.

Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – for KS2 children this website shows you what is good and bad and explains ways you can get yourself out of a bad situation.

CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.

Think U Know – Parents and Carers – created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.

GOV.UK Internet Safety – offers a lot of advice on social networking, cyber bullying, the downloading of unknown files and online line gaming. It also provides general information about keeping children safe online.


Research by the UK Safer Internet Centre and Northamptonshire children safeguarding partnership

65% of young people say they would feel disconnected from the world if they couldn’t be online.

67% of young people say it’s easier to learn, understand and navigate topics they’re nervous to ask about in the online space.

48% of young people say being online makes them feel like their voices and actions matter.

88% of young people in Northamptonshire don’t feel at risk online however a substantial number of young people do not fully understand security settings or why they are needed and some share passwords with people they have never met in person.