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The Internet is now regarded as an essential resource to support teaching and learning. The curriculum requires pupils to learn how to locate, retrieve and exchange information using ICT. In delivering the curriculum, teachers need to plan to integrate the use of communications technology such as web-based resources and e-mail and mobile learning, such as phones and touch screen tablet devices. Computer skills are vital to access life-long learning and employment; indeed Computing is now seen as an essential life-skill.

Young people have access to the Internet from many places, home, school, friends’ homes, libraries and in many cases mobile phones. Schools have a number of services to help ensure that curriculum use is safe and appropriate, however, access out of school does not usually have these services and has a range of risks associated with its use. Schools are ideally placed to help young people learn to become e-safe.

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. The links below are to websites with lots of useful information to help parents and carers. They give you advice on how to talk to your children about what they are doing online, how to monitor what they are using and what the capabilities of different devices are.

Useful Information

Useful Websites

Think U Know

Guide to internet safety  and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and other forms of technology like mobiles


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Child Net

Know it all for parents’ is an unique interactive guide produced by Childnet International designed to really help you as parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.

Safer Internet

You can find out the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Also find a range of practical resources , news and events focusing on te safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.

Bullying UK

Bullying advice from Bullying UK – bullying at work, cyberbullying and find out how you can deal with it from leading bullying organisation Bullying UK, part of Family Lives.

Net Aware

From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr a simple no-nonsense guide to parents from NSPCC and Mumsnet to the social media, apps and games that children use.

BBC Own It

Questions, answers and tools to help you make the most of your time online.


O2 have joined forces with the NSPCC to help keep children safe. Parents can explore the internet like children do and understand the dangers that exist online.