Online Safety Information for Parents & Carers

Useful Websites, links and Online e-Safety information & News

Please check regularly as this area is frequently updated with the latest information (Scroll down for more)….

 ↓↓↓↓ ↓↓↓↓

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.

 ↓↓↓↓ ↓↓↓↓



E-Safety News & Advice for Parents & Carers

{This page contains important information, news and articles about keeping our young people safe}

↓↓↓↓ ↓↓↓↓

Important Information Regarding Online Safety:



TikTok’s young fans ‘exploited’ for digital gifts

Tic Tok is a social media platform that many young people are using more and more.

There are a number of issues which are of concern to any users and the BBC have outlined in the following link.
Please check what your child is using the internet for regularly and talk with them about the possible dangers.




Take a look at this – Child Safety on You Tube!

What can we do to keep children safe whilst doing the things they enjoy online?!


{Click to see full factsheet}


Online Privacy Settings Notice from HWB:

Click below for some advice and guidance about online privacy.

You will find a huge resource of valuable information!

{Click to access webpage}





Advice from NSPCC on social networks and ‘Fortnite’:












Online relationship advice for parents and carers:

Click on the image to take you to the advice page



With more and more young people (and adults) taking up and enjoying gaming please take five minutes to take a look at this advice.

Technology is so far advanced that it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep an eye and know what some of these games are capable of

– click the link below or the picture above and have a read –

these articles are useful and a quick way to get info…. gaming advice for parents & carers


The Ultimate Guide to

Safe Online Browsing!

Image result for safe online browsing the ultimate guide

{Click to go directly to website}





It’s Internet Safety Week

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 5th February 2019

Here are some useful links taking you some websites with guidance about online safety.

Click on the image to take you to the webpage:



All you need to know about safte online browsing…. Please take a look….








{Click anywhere on the image above to take you to the webpage}




Please check out this link:

Lots of good advice about young people using the internet and ways to keep an eye on what they are doing!

{Click on the image to take you to the webpage}



Instagram Safety Advice for Parents & Carers






{Click on the image preview to take you to the website}





Take a look at this game for children. It is a fun a approach to online safety.







Please click anywhere on the picture to take you to the site. {opens in a new tab}





Clicking on the image above will take you to the website Opens in new tab



Think You Know?


Have a look at this and see if you know all there is to know about all of the different apps that your youngster might be using!

Take the survey and see how much you know – it’s always good to keep up to date!






Online Safety Resource Area:

Please take a look at the above website. Online Safety is so important for everyone.



Whatsapp: A Guide for Parents and Carers….


{click anywhere on the picture to take you to the webpage}






How safe are social media networks? (Click anywhere on the picture above to take you to the site)



Gaming Information for Parents and Carers


Some games offer the users the chance to chat online, talk to your children about the games they are using and remind them about the SMART rules.

Find out more using the links below:


Click the poster above to take you to the site.




DC Training Flyer




Portfield School Internet Safety Update


Please click on the article below about keeping children safe online….

o2 online safety week


UK Safety for Parents
Click the picture above to take you to the website








What is Sexting1

What is Sexting2

What is Sexting3






facebook safety 1

facebook safety 2



parent zone
click the picture to take you to the site (opens in new tab)


 Online Safety Update:

(Click the pictures below to take you to the site)

0-5 safety

6-10 safety

11-13 safety



supporting young people


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


online games safety





There is 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


Safeguarding Children using Apps:

Staying Safe

NSPCC has a new app for children. The app can be downloaded free onto a mobile devise to which it will be discreetly stored, not visible as a child line app. The app provides counselling to young people directly through their mobile devises and allows them a safe space to explore problem pages, keep track of their mood and write down their thoughts and get 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor.

 Follow the link:



Instagram is a photo and video sharing app that is popular with teens. People on Instagram can connect with one another through comments, captions and hashtags on photos and videos.

Safety advice

There is information on safety in Instagram’s Help Centre.

Instagram also has advice for parents. This advice explains what Instagram is, as well as how it works. It also offers key safety advice.

Safety tools

You can find out more about Instagram’s safety features in the Help Centre. This includes:

  • Blocking: When people use the blocking feature, the person they block can’t view their posts or search for their Instagram account.
  • Reporting a Post: You can report inappropriate posts, comments or people by using the built-in reporting features in the app.
  • Deleting or Reporting Comments: You can flag or delete a comment as abuse or spam by swiping left on it.
  • Privacy Settings: You can adjust your privacy settings to make your account private. This means that anyone who wants to see your photos or videos, followers, or following lists will have to send you a follow request for you to approve or ignore.

Terms and conditions

Instagram have community guidelines that outline what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour on the site.

Their five short rules are:

  1. Post your own photos and videos
  2. Keep your clothes on
  3. Be respectful
  4. Don’t spam
  5. HAVE FUN!

They also have a legal document that explain the terms and conditions of using the site.

Age requirement

13 years +

Anyone 13 and older can create an Instagram account by registering an email address and selecting a username.



Safety 1

Safety 2



online games risks


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.



New Instagram Logo
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.




bbc stay safe

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.