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Online Safety

Online Safety Information

Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential.

Report online abuse by clicking the button below:


CEOP  (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function. There is also a CEOP report button in the footer of this website.

Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding online safety for parents, carers and children:

  • Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
  • Net Smartz Kids– Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
  • Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
  • Parent Information – Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – E-safety tips, advice and resources.
  • NSPCC Online Safety – Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
  • Childnet International – Parents & Carers
  • PARENTSAFE – LGFL advice for parents
  • Digital Parenting – highlights the potential risks of technology and gives you expert advice
  • Internet Safety for Kids | O2 - Keeping children safe online
  • Childrens-internet-safety-test - Introduce your children to the internet

Online Safety at St John Fisher

Age Restrictions for Gaming and Social Media

Click on the link below to access information about age restrictions for online games and social media. This will provide you with a guide as to which restrictions apply for your child in order to keep them safe online.

Age Restrictions for social media and gaming

The internet is a fantastic resource and here at St John Fisher we are committed to educating our pupils to be safe internet users.

Please view the  presentations below which provide advice for keeping safe online.

There is one presentation for children and the other is intended for Parents and Guardians to help you understand how to keep your children safe online

Parental Controls

Parental Controls links – 03.03.2022

For advice on how to help your children regulate their use of digital equipment, look at the document below for guidance.

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Social Media

Please click here to read this Newsround article on the number of 10-12 year olds who have a social media account.

You may find the following guidance on some of the many social media sites useful.  It is important to remember that Social Media Sites (for example Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. WhatsApp and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.

How to Deal with Concerns

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line, please talk with your child’s class teacher.  You can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service).

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. They also offer advice and links to support in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button, as mentioned above.

Report online abuse by clicking the button below:


CEOP always recommend the following;

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.