Remind yourself how to stay safe online here:

E-safety is an important part of keeping our pupils safe at Leominster Primary School. E-safety is taught to all pupils and they learn how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We have extensive security measures in place which keep children safe whilst using technology in school and their usage is monitored to help safeguard them from potential dangers or unsuitable materials.

It is very important that we work with parents to ensure the e-safety message continues at home.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you keep your children safe online:

  • Keep computers in a central place. This makes it easier to keep an eye on your child’s activities.
  • Know what your child is doing online. If you have young children you will be more involved in their internet use. For older children, you could talk with them about what kinds of sites they visit and what is appropriate for your family. You can check what your child has been doing by looking at the history in your internet browser and you can set up filtering tools such as Google Safe Search.
  • Talk about internet safety with your children. Use the links below and ask them about what they have learned in school. They need to know how to use the internet safely when they are on their own.
  • Protect passwords. Remind your children not to give out their passwords and ensure they change it occasionally. Teach them to unclick the ‘remember me’ option on public computers such as at school and the library.
  • Beware of strangers. Teach children to never share personal information with those they ‘meet’ online. They can never be sure
  • Help prevent viruses. Use anti-virus software and update it regularly. Teach your child not to download anything without checking with you and not to accept files and email attachments from unknown sources.
  • Communicate responsibly. Remind children that they should only ‘say’ online what they would say to someone in person and that anything they write online will be there forever, for anyone to see.
  • Use age appropriate websites. Facebook, Bebo, Myspace and similar sites have an age limit of 13 or 14 so our pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer any protection and allow children to communicate with anyone. The NSPCC has a wealth of information on their website to support parents. The Share Aware section is useful on advising your child what to share.


Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place via technology. As a parent/carer it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help and advice. CEOP offer this advice and practical steps on how to protect and support your child if they are being cyberbullied.

Cyber Bullying and Online Harassment

Advice on Apps that are Appropriate For Your Children

Common Sense Media is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Media and technology are at the very centre of all our lives today - especially our children's. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. They offer a trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books and music.

Parental Control On iPads

If using an Apple device (iPod touch, Mini, Generation) you can limit the websites that you would want your child to access. How to set up parental controls on iPads.

How to block adult content in iOS7

Safer Internet for iPads - Some top tips for UK safer internet use for iPads


Further Safety Advice

For more information regarding any of the following please click on the appropriate links listed below.


Leominster Primary School E-Safety Policy

Useful E-Safety Links - BullyingUK

Common Sense Media -

Kids Media Downloads - iPad


Social Media Advice Link - Net Aware -

Digital Parenting - Checklists and detailed information on all aspects technology at home

Children's Online Use - Monitoring your child's online use with non-invasive methods of protection

E-Safety ThinkUKNow Resource -

Pokémon Go: a Parent's Guide -

Report a Serious E-Safety Issue HERE