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The Internet can be fun and is an amazing resource for learning but it can also be a dangerous place with a number of risks for young people. The rise in the number of activities that are available to our young people only increases the number of risks that are posed. We are constantly hearing tales in the media of the dangers of the Internet but sometimes we lack precise knowledge of how we can help minimise the risk to ourselves and our young people. The academy will update these pages regularly and provide links to other sites that provide young people and their parrents with advice and guidance on staying safe online while enjoying its many benefits. 

The following links provide information to help parents understand this subject.

Safer Internet Day 2024 

Safer Internet Day takes place in February of each year to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people. https://www.saferinternetday.org/ 

Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.

Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online. Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Parent Link for Safer Internet day resources and Top Tips


Sexting Awareness Videos from Sussex Police

Do you know the risks of sending nude selfie? Video 1

Do you know the risks? Video 2

Digital Safety Letter to Parents
Official letter to parents of Shoreham Academy regarding the importance of digital safety.

Parent Fact Sheet         
Factsheet provided by UK Safer Internet Centre. Provides links and contact information.

Parent Conversation Starters     
Question sheet offering advice on how to talk to children about the subject.

Supporting Young People Online
Leaflet providing general tips and help to parents on e-safety.

NCA's CEOP Education Programme 
Advices, help and report. Help on bringing up young children.

Helping parents keep their children safe online.

Many links and resources on how to manage technology for young people.

nspcc.org Online Safety
Online safety guide.

Interactive presentation for parents.

Website with various information on parent control and internet safety.

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.

Virgin Media Online Safety 

Advice and guidance and a children’s internet safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online.

E-safety Parent Guides

The Internet of Things (IP enabled products - CEOP Advice for Parents

Other Useful ESafety Information 

BBC Click Article on Tik Tok 

OFCOM Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report 2018

UKCIS Education for a Connected World A framework to equip children and young people for digital life

Top Downloaded Apps for 8-12 year olds 2019 

Most Popular Apps For Teens 

Academy ESafety, Safeguarding and Acceptable Use Policies 

You can find a number of key policies on ESafety, safeguading and acceptable ICT use in the Academy Policies 

These include 

  • Safeguarding and child protection policy 
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy 
  • E-Safety Policy 
  • Image Use Policy 
  • Social Media Policy 









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