The Internet and related technologies are powerful tools, which open up new prospects for communication and collaboration. Education is embracing these new technologies as they bring with them fresh opportunities for both teachers and learners.  To use these technologies effectively requires an awareness of the benefits and risks, the development of new skills, and an understanding of their appropriate and effective use both in and outside of the classroom.”   DfES, eStrategy 2005

At Abbotswell we aim to provide motivating experiences which enable pupils to develop the ICT skills to support and enrich their learning and future life.  Part of this programme involves building pupils awareness of the risks involved in ‘virtual environments’ and how to keep themselves safe by preparing them to make informed choices.

Stay Safe Online – Top Tips for Staying Safe on the Internet for 9-12 year olds

  • Tip 1 – Keep your phone, laptops or tablet secure – use a password or PIN.
  • Tip 2 – Don’t do anything online that you wouldn’t do face to face”
  • Tip 3 – Learn what is ok to post and share on the internet.  Comments, photos and videos you post or share are always recorded even if you delete it so it could be seen by someone in the future.
  • Tip 4 – Don’t talk to strangers or make friends with strangers on social media – you never know who they really are
  • Tip 5 – Never feel forced to do anything you don’t want to do
  • Tip 6 – Block people who send nasty messages and tell someone about it
  • Tip 7 – Also don’t send or make nasty comments about someone else online
  • Tip 8 – Don’t open links and attachments from people you don’t know
  • Tip 9 – Never arrange to meet someone you have on the internet
  • Tip 10 – Tell an adult or someone you trust – like a friend – if you feel frightened or worried about what’s happening to you online.

There is always someone who can help you.

Here you will find links to a number of E-Safety Resources both for children and parents.


Please follow the links below to find out more information.

Digital Parenting E-zine







UK Safer Internet Center

Kid Smart

Think U Know

CBBC Stay Safe

Childnet International


Internet Matters