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Digital Resilience and E-Safety

Keeping safe online

You can make sure your child is safe online by using technical parental controls and creating your own rules. Rules should cover things like which websites they can visit and how long they can spend online. You should also stress the importance of keeping personal information safe.

Parental controls

Computers and other digital technologies like games consoles and mobile phones have parental controls. These let you do things like:

  • block selected websites and email addresses by adding them to a filter list
  • set time limits for use
  • prevent your child from searching certain words

Before you set rules you can check the equipment’s user manual or the manufacturers’ websites to see what controls you have access to. You can also contact your internet service provider (ISP) or mobile phone operator to find out about any child safety measures they offer.

Setting rules with your child

When making a set of rules for using the internet, it’s a good idea to include your child. Being involved will help them understand the dangers and give them a sense of responsibility. It will also let them know what kind of websites you think are suitable.
The best way to keep your child safe online is to get on the internet yourself to learn how they use it. This will help you to set reasonable rules.

  • Acceptable internet use
  • Some examples of acceptable use might include:
  • the internet-connected computer must be in a family room with the screen facing outward so you can see what’s going on
  • if your child accidentally goes to an unsuitable website they should tell you – you can delete it from the ‘history’ folder and add the address to the parental control filter list
    it’s never OK to use abusive or threatening language in any online communication
  • your child should take breaks from the computer every 30 minutes for health and safety reasons
  • your child shouldn’t download unknown files from the internet without you agreeing – it’s best to never download unknown files at all
  • Child-friendly search engines

You should make sure your child is aware of child-friendly search engines. These filter out inappropriate internet sites so that they are able to search the internet safely. Your child can also use traditional search engines with safe search settings turned on.

Your child’s personal safety online

It’s important your child realises that people online might not be who they say they are and could be dangerous. They should also be aware that any personal information they give out can be used in financial scams or for bullying.
To keep your child safe you should tell them not to:

  • give out personal information to people they only know online – this includes name, home address, landline and mobile numbers, bank details, PIN numbers and passwords
  • supply details for registration without asking for permission and help from you
  • visit chat websites that aren’t fully moderated/supervised
  • arrange to meet an online friend in person without your knowledge and permission
  • give any indication of their age or sex in a personal email address or screen name
  • keep anything that worries or upsets them online secret from you
  • respond to unwanted emails or other messages

You can monitor your child’s internet use by checking the history folder on your browser as it contains a list of previously visited sites.

This information has been found on the DirectGov website. For more information about how to keep yourself and your child safe online you might like to visit:

You can also click on the links below for some useful sites when teaching children to use the internet safely:



Check out Middlesbrough Council’s Risk and Resilience page – advice for parents and carers

Esafety resource videos

Useful documents

Parents can find out further information on Keeping your child safe online from the documents in the table below:

Document View
Online Reputation Checklist View
Parent Factsheet View
Keeping Under Fives Safe Online View
Supporting young people online View
Young People and Social Networking View

Click the image below to find an example of a parental user agreement


Parent Guides

Click the image below to read the most up to date copy of the Digital Parenting Magazine.

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Click on the image below to find out more about MoMo


5 things parents should know about screen time

Screen time parent fact sheet

Fake News

Our Digital leaders at school help pupils, parents and teachers stay safe online. They meet every week to discuss ways we can improve technology across the school and experiment with new apps and websites.

They have a huge role in delivering the messages of E-Safety throughout the school and help to lead assemblies and support groups in our classes. They practice using exciting new technology and learn how to teach this to other students and inform teachers of their uses.

Meet our Digital Leaders

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Digital Leaders Parent letter 1

Digital Safeguarding Parent's Sessions

In Autumn Term 1, we held a number of parent's sessions, led by Ralph Jordinson from Middlesbrough Council's Risk and Resilience Team. He shared some advice on how best to support our children as we become more reliant on the internet in our everyday lives.

We asked for some feedback from the parents who attended. Click the link below to see the results.

Digital safeguarding Parent Awareness Session Evaluation responses

Digital Safeguarding update letter Autumn 2018

Mary Brown


EYFS Mrs R McGuiness, KS1 Mrs A Teasdale, KS2 Mrs K Fox

School Contact

Mary Brown

St Edward's Primary

Eastbourne Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6QS


E: [email protected]

T: 01642 819507

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