E-Safety at South Grove Primary School

At South Grove we take e-safety very seriously. E-Safety is embedded within the school’s ICT/Computing curriculum and Schemes of Work. It is also contained within the schools PSHCE Curriculum.

E-Safety is also covered throughout the year through focussed assemblies and the school takes part in the national Internet Safety Day. Regular workshops are held for parents annually.

It is vital that the school works in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that our children are safe when having access to all forms of ICT online protection. This page is intended to promote e-safety for pupils, parents and carers.

If there are ever any concerns around e-safety please do not hesitate to contact the school.

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SwitchedOn Online Safety at home

In today’s technology-driven world, it is vital that we prepare children so they can deal with online content independently and safely. This booklet includes four fun activities for you to try out at home with your family.

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September 2017: Age Restrictions for Social Media

Do you know what the minimum age for account holders on these social media sites and apps are?

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September 2017: Be Smart on the Internet

Remember, be SMART!

Safer Internet Day 2019: Resources for Parents

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Parents and Carers - Conversation Starters

Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with children about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!

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Parents and Carers - Fun Things To Do

The activities below provide suggestions of fun and engaging activities that you can do with younger children to help them think about being safe and positive online

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Parents and Carers - Internet Safety Plan

Go on a hunt around the house. Search for all the devices which connect to the internet and record on this sheet

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Parents and Carers - Quick Activities

These activities can be run at home to complement the activities your child may take part in for Safer Internet Day in their school, club or local group.

Parent Guides

Parents, please download these usefull Guides

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Parent Guide - Age Ratings - January 2019

If you have children, it is understandable to have concerns about the films and TV shows they watch, as well as the games they play. In this guide, we take a look at the two official ways you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child.

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ROBLOX Parent Guide

According to the Roblox website, 'Roblox is the world's largest interactive social platform for play. For those of you not so familiar with the game, it is a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world.

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Fortnite Parent Guide

'Fortnite - Battle Royale', is a free to play section of the game 'Fortnite' The game sees 1 00 players dropped on to an island from a 'battle bus' where they have to compete until one survivor remains.

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Screen Addiction Parent Guide

It can be challenging for parents and carers to know whether children are spending too much time on their devices. Furthermore, it’s even more of a challenge to know whether a child is addicted to the internet and social media.

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WhatsApp Parent Guide

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection.

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FIFA Parent Guide

You don't need to be the biggest football fan in the world to have heard of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) - the governing body for football

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Youtube Parent Guide

YouTube is a video sharing site/application that enables you to upload, view, rate, share and comment on a wide variety of videos.

Links to online resources and information about E-Safety

The links below are those recommended by the school to support parents and children when considering e-safety.

SWITCHEDON -  ONLINE SAFETY AT HOME (Click to view PDF) offers you the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. This site offers great advice and raises good questions to think about with technology at home and school. offers you the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Know it all resources are designed for both teachers and parents to support e-safety at home. It contains a wealth of information for parents including supporting young people online and Know it All for Primary as well as guidance for teachers on Social Networking.

Children can test their  internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang. There are many downloadable topics that will support parents with their children at home including tips for staying safe online, cyber-bullying and much more.

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