We have put together a number of resources on this page to support parents and carers in understanding the risks of social media and online safety.

​Social networking is hugely popular. Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles.

But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks. Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with them. By helping your child understand what the risks are, you can play a big part in preventing them from turning into problems.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding online safety please get in touch with the school immediately.

Useful Advice:
Online safety checklist
Social Media Guidance 
Teenagers checklist

Kayleigh’s Love Story

This is the terrible but true story of a Leicestershire girl Kayleigh.  Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood.  Please note, some viewers may find the content distressing.

Three short videos highlighting the dangers of not knowing your childs’ online journey and persona.  The key is communication, so start talking to your child now!

Breck’s Last Game

Breck’s Last Game is a film based on the real-life murder of 14 year-old Breck Bednar in Grays in February 2014 by Lewis Daynes.  It highlights the dangers of online gaming.


​Huge support as nearly a quarter of a million people have viewed Breck’s Last Game since it was launched online this morning (Wednesday, April 3) at 9am. That number is rising fast.

Visit the link to view the short film which tells the story of Breck Bednar, who was murdered by a man he met on a gaming site.  Parental discretion advised as carries 15 rating.

Many people are commenting about the powerful impact the film is having, alerting them to the potentially horrifying consequences of online grooming. Parents and carers are pledging to start conversations with their children about online safety.

Children in Britain are online more than any other developed nation – it’s now more important than ever that parents, carers and professionals know how to have conversations with kids and teens about online safety and where they can go for further support. Breck’s Last Game aims to trigger those conversations.

#WakeUpWednesday Campaign

Please see below latest campaign from the National Online Safety Team

As part of our #WakeUpWednesday campaign, we’ve created a free online safety guide for schools to share with parents and carers about Kik Messenger; a free messaging app aimed at users aged thirteen and over. Used by more than 300 million people worldwide, Kik lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and web pages with friends, family, chatbots and even strangers.

Unlike WhatsApp, Kik doesn’t require a user to sign up with a phone number. Instead, friends can be added via their username, making it easier for users to receive unwanted contact from strangers. Police in the UK issued a safety warning earlier in the year, claiming that Kik has featured in ‘more than 1,100 child sexual abuse cases in the last five years’ and that ‘children are at risk’ on the app. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45568276)

Please feel free to share our guide for parents and carers across your social platforms:
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1072800442025984000
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NationalOnlineSafety/photos/a.1681508315488685/1932027903770057/?type=3&theater
WEBSITE: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/kik-online-safety-guide-for-parents/