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Online Safety for Children - Powerpoint shown in Assembly February 2017

Here at Westdale we take E-Safety very seriously. We ensure we teach the children how to be safe when using the internet.


Click here for a link to our E-Safety Policy

Below are some helpful links to websites and resources that we use in school or recommend you to use at home with your child (all the titles are clickable!)


Smartie the Penguin

Smartie is a resource we have used in Year 1 (but is suitable for children aged 3-7) to discuss what children should do if they come across things that they're unsure about while using the internet.


Kim and Lee's Adventure

A cartoon to help children stay safe online.


'Think u Know'

"Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. We hope you like it!"


Safer Internet

"Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet."



"Welcome to Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children."


Digiduck's Big Decision

"A brilliant e-safety resource for young children.Help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online."


The Parent Zone

Lots of great resources, practical tips and information for parents. There is also a link to the Digital Parenting magazine.


Parent Guides:

Simple Steps - Setting up Parental Controls.pdf

Social Networking.pdf

Facebook Checklist.pdf

ASK.FM Fact Sheet.pdf