Online Safety Information for Parents & Carers

Useful websites/links for online/e-Safety information


Please check regularly as more links are always added….


Portfield School is enrolled in the 360° Safe Review system. The Image below shows the structure map:


This map shows the structure of the 360 degree safe Cymru tool and illustrates the relationship between the Elements, Strands and Aspects.
This map shows the structure of the 360 degree safe Cymru tool and illustrates the
relationship between the Elements, Strands and Aspects.


360 degree safe Overview

The 360 degree safe self review tool is free to use and is intended to help schools review their online safety policy and practice. It provides:

  • Information that can influence the production or review of online safety policies and develop good practice.
  • A process for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Opportunities for commitment and involvement from the whole school.
  • A continuum for schools to discuss how they might move from a basic level provision for online safety to practice that is aspirational and innovative.


Advice for Parents:


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 Online Safety Update:

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6-10 safety

11-13 safety



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Online Safety is a minefield – we will be publishing a series of links and tips for how parents can help their youngsters stay safe online.

The first of our links is to do with Gaming. This is an interesting read as it highlights some interesting ideas around Gaming!


Gaming Safety 1


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Safety 1

Safety 2



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We have been made aware of a new platform children and young people are using called ‘Hollerchat’.  It is a video chat system where you are connected with a random person around the world to chat face to face.

Whilst seeking some advice about this we have been made aware of a website which is quite useful. The link is:

get-safe-online-logoSafeguarding Children using Apps:



Advice for parents and carers who think their children are the victims or even the perpetrators of on-line bullying. (Click on the Cyberbullying link above for information)





‘SelfieCop’ is a useful tool to help parents and carers safeguard their children’s online activities. It teaches children and young people to use their phone’s camera safely and gives parents the ability to monitor their children’s images. For more information about downloading and using the App, click here or visit the website.




Safety Checklist


Snapchat Safety Checklist





For guidance on managing a Facebook account and ensuring your child is using social media safely, click here.



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Instagram safety advice




Snapchat Safety advice



hwb online safety

Hwb is used by all schools in Wales. It has useful links and resources for parents/carers on all aspects of your child’s use of technology.





Safer Internet Advice for Parents and Carers

This is an excellent source of useful information/resources including a guide to all digital technologies, online risks, setting parental controls and safety tools.





This links to a free download entitled ‘Staying Safe … on social media and online.’

This is a good step by step simple guidance for email, Facebook, Skype and Twitter, including setting up profiles and privacy settings.

Or you can download it here.




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BBC Stay Safe

This is an internet survival guide produced by the BBC with advice on staying safe online, privacy settings and beating the cyberbullies.








This is a site providing information from School Community Police Officers on a variety of issues relating to personal safety, including:

Links to advice about staying safe on-line.

Links to advice on dealing with cyberbullying.



This is the NSPCC guide to the use of social networks to help you stay up to date and keep your child safe in todays digital world.