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Online and Your Child

What we do

At Rufford Primary School, we are fully committed to the safeguarding of our pupils and Online Safety is of paramount importance.  At Rufford, we teach online safety through out PHSE curriculum, our Computing curriculum and through discrete lessons and assemblies.  With the ongoing support of you as parents, we aim to educate our children to make the right decisions to keep themselves safe online.  Throughout the year we offer a range of support to parents on the subject of Online Safety through workshops, guidance on our Newsletters and through the Safer Schools App.  Please find information below about keeping your child safe online.  If you would like to chat about your child's internet use or if you have any concerns, please just get in touch.

What can parents and carers do?

  1. Set up parental controls
    You can find out how to set up parental controls through your web provider here.

  2. Encourage your child to use ‘Safe Search’ search engines. All the links below have stronger restrictions.
    www.kidsclick.orgThere is also an educational version of YouTube that can be accessed on

  3. Know and understand which apps your child is using.
    There are always new apps for children to play games and communicate. You can find out important information about the apps such as their privacy settings, the type of content and which age groups they are suitable for. following information and websites may also offer further support to parents and carers.The NSPCC have teamed up with O2  to help keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.


Online gaming

Alan Mackenzie, Optimus Education, examines the research on the effects of violent video games and suggests what schools and parents can do to control behavioural changes. 








We work with the National College to help ensure we are up to date with the latest online safety guidance.  Here are some of their '#WakeUpWednesday guides'.  These can help all of us to stay updated on the latest online safety and wellbeing-related topics.

Safer Schools App




We are really pleased that we are able to offer access to the Safer Schools App. The App is designed to support and educate families.  The App provides you with relevant information on popular online safety topics and platforms. As a parent/carer, you will receive advice and guidance on how to help keep your child safer online.  Please, use the information below to download and join our school on the app.

Useful links – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.

Visit website – The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

Visit website

NSPCC- Is WhatsApp Safe for My Child?

Visit website Advice on children sharing images and videos online.

Visit website – Here you will find even more e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Visit website – An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.

Visit website – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

Visit website – Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

Visit website – This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

Visit website – Being very accessible, this provides information and guidance to parents to help under the digital world. There is also an online test to see how much you know.

Visit website – Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.

Visit website – A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.

Visit website


The Click CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.

It provides access to trusted online safety advice, help and support, and is an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.  Please click on the image below to access this support if you have concerns about a child. 

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