Abbeywood Community School

Online Safety


Important guidance to keep your child safe online - click here for more information and on the link here for recommendations to help keep your child safe whilst online.


Click on the link here for some important information and advice regarding online radicalisation. 

Guidance that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)


At ACS we recognise that being online is an important part of life for our students, not just as part of education, but for social interaction, leisure and creative expression.

We ensure all our students are given regular esafety training in discrete PSHE lessons, as part of their Computing Curriculum, during core days at post 16 and in assemblies. In this training we cover:

  • Online reputations
  • Cyberbullying
  • Access to inappropriate materials (such as pornography and violence)
  • Sexting and sharing images
  • Sharing personal information
  • Communication with strangers

Parents and e-safety

As parents, we often assume our children know more than us about IT, because many of them spend so much time using it. However, what they don’t know more about is how to be safe, make sound judgements about social interactions and how to get themselves out of a tricky or scary situation.

Although we cover online safety extensively at school, conversations at home are by far the most effective method of protecting our children. Knowing they can turn to someone at home if they make a mistake or if they are unsure about anything can help prevent situations escalating into a more major problem.

There is some good advice to keep your son/daughter safe whilst using devices: we encourage you to read up on PEGI and check out our Parent’s Guide to Technology.

There are lots of other helpful resources online to support parents with having conversations about online safety. We have gathered together a handful below that contain excellent resources to help you.

If you would like any further information, training or support with online safety. Please don’t hesitate to contact us

Child exploitation resources:

Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)

National Working Group (NWG)

SPACE - Stop & Prevent Adolescent Criminal Exploitation


I was groomed online | Parenting Online | NSPCC

Link to the video played at the conference –

Avon and Somerset Police website


Child Safety on Fortnite

Parent factsheet available here

Cyber Protect resources:



How Secure Is My Password

Two Factor Authentication

Internet Matters

Common Sense Media

Net Aware

How to Geek



Get Safe Online

Think U Know

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Action Fraud

Parents vs Kids


The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.


A Website where you and your children can learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer.

Know IT All

Award winning resources for teachers and parents.


This website gives you information on technology you can use to keep your child safe including links to how to set up parental controls and information on online gaming and social networking.


Please click for important information regarding Snapchat.

Staying safe online

Please click here to view a short BBC video and information is available here from the NSPCC and O2 who have partnered to help parents keep their children safe online.

Click here for Advice and conversation starters for supporting your child to stay safe online.

Childnet have a dedicated area to support parents and carers with information on key online safety topics, advice and activities to share with your child. More information is available here


This website is managed by CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection government agency, this site has lots of up to date information on the new technologies available for use and explains the risks of using these technologies in and easily digestible format.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced a useful guide to share with parents to help ensure safer browsing in You Tube.

You can find the information – How to use YouTube in Restricted mode here

Please click here for the answers to parents commonly asked online safety questions 

Vodafone digital parenting

This site gives you up to date information on threats to children, new technologies and the latest trends. It also covers how to have awkward conversations with your child

Young People and Social Networking Sites

Click here for useful information.

Top APPs used by under 18s


You can also get some helpful information on different apps and how to discuss their use with your child here: