Online Safety

We recognise that the online world is a fantastic tool for children’s education and their social lives. As we are living in times where the online world is forever growing, it is important that Ash Green School along with parents/carers do our best to keep children safe online.

Please find the school’s Online Safety Policy below which outlines appropriate use of the internet for both students and staff.

Students at Ash Green School use an array of social media apps these include: WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Clubhouse and Discord. Whilst these apps allow students to communicate with each other outside of school, they also bring the outside world in if not monitored correctly. To help reduce the risks associated with social media apps please find guidance and resources below:

Resources for parents

The resources below provide advice and guidance on:

-setting age-appropriate parental controls
-using internet filters to block malicious websites
-talking to your child about online safety
-setting boundaries around online behaviour and technology use
-safety tools on social networks, apps and games
-where to find support and help

ChildNet provides age-specific activities about online safety to do with your child at home. Childnet and NSPCC also provides tips for conversation starters, making a family agreement and reviewing parental controls along with advice on sexting, online games and video apps. The resources below will help parents and children understand the risks and keep your child safe.

Set up a free account on NOS to gain access to a library of information around:

  • Parental Controls
  • Mental Health
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Relationships
  • Online Reputation
  • Social Media Apps, etc.

Resources for Young People

Do you need support?

Think You Know – the internet, relationships and you

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Then you can talk to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command – CEOP. Clink on the link below and it will take you to their website. Alternatively, please speak to a member of the safeguarding team at Ash Green School who will support you to do this.