Woodcote House

Keeping Safe Online

There are huge benefits to being online, including staying connected with friends & family and supporting learning, but with more children online than ever before, it is important that we understand the risks and how to help them stay safe.

The Government recommends that families have regular conversations about staying safe online and that parents encourage children to speak to them if they come across something worrying online. Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The resources listed on the Government link above are set and below and these will support you when talking to your child about a range of online safety issues, including setting up home filtering in a child-friendly way and setting up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:


We have regular discussions with the boys in school about online safety and it is important that this is supported at home.  The boys should feel able to discuss the issues in school, at home and between friends, and understand who to speak to if something feels wrong.

In addition to the support available on the Government website, the websites listed below provide additional support for families:

If you have any concerns about your son’s safety online, please do speak to a member of staff.