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