Digital Safety For Parents

At Yardley Primary School, we take digital safety extremely seriously. We believe that it is the right of all children to feel safe and secure when using technology.

We teach children to use the internet and other technologies safely, and we show them how to behave in an appropriate manner. They know what to do if they feel uncomfortable with anything they see or hear either online or through other technology such as mobile phones.

It is really important that parents and carers work with us to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about digital safety, we are not just talking about the internet. We are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as Xbox), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.

On this page you will find useful websites to support you with digital safety at home, downloads of useful leaflets and guides, and videos showing the dangers of the internet and how we can make it safer for our children.

Digital safety following the Christmas Holiday

Did your child get a new device from Santa at Christmas? Or have they been spending more time online over the holiday?

Check out these great guides from Safer Schools and National Online Safety for some super tips and advice following the Christmas holiday.

My Child's First Device - 5 Steps to make it safer

Setting Up New Devices For Children.pdf

Setting Up New Devices For Children

New Devices.pdf

Online Safety Tips For Children With New Devices

If you have a serious problem, you can click on one of the following buttons for advice or to report it:

You can anonymously and confidentially report:

  • Child sexual abuse content

  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

If your child is under 18 and an explicit or nude image of them has been shared online, Childline can confidentially help them to get it removed.

Very useful websites

RECOMMENDED! The one stop shop for information and advice for keeping children safe online.

Help your children get the most out of the internet.

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety

Supporting children online

Supporting preschoolers online (0-5s)

Supporting young children (6 -10s) online

Supporting pre-teens (11 - 13s) online

Help with your internet at home

Internet Matters offer step-by-step instructions to set controls on major broadband providers and mobile networks. Click here.

Help with technology, games, services and issues

Our friends at National Online Safety have produced some great guides and resources for apps, websites, current issues and generally keeping safe online, Check them out below:



Mental Health

Online Bullying

Online Information

Online Platforms

Online Relationships

Online Identitiy


Social Media



Age Restrictions on Social Media


Screen time tips to support 0-5 yrs (Early years)

Screen time tips to support 5-7 yrs (Key stage 1)

Screen time tips to support 7-11 yrs (Key stage 2)

How to be a positive digital role model for children