St Cedd's School

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that which

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We provide a secure and happy environment in which our children are encouraged to work and play with enthusiasm and commitment.

Parents' Information Line

Online Safety

There are very few children who do not have home internet access. In School the sites children are able to access are strictly filtered and their activity on the computers and iPads closely monitored. 

We understand that this is more difficult at home and as such offer advice for parents on how to keep children safe online.

Some ideas are listed below, but if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs McKechnie (Head of ICT) or Mr Turner (Head of Pastoral).


Top tips for keeping your children safe online:

1. Use the parental safety feature offered by your internet provider. Here you can set time limits, restrict access to sites and specify age limits.

2. Ensure that mobile devices have the safety settings activated.

3. Monitor use by checking the history in all internet-enabled devices.

4. Do not be fooled by your child telling you they are the 'only' one without a social media page, they are not! Please keep in mind that anything posted on the internet never fully disappears even after deletion and that there are age limits attached to these sites for a reason.

5. PEGI ratings are issued to inform you that the content is unsuitable for children below the age specified. Again do not let your child pressure you into thinking they are the 'only' one without a particular game.


More information and other ways to keep your child safe can be found at:

O2 - Internet Safety for Kids

PEGI - Pan European Game Information

CEOP Education from the National Crime Agency

The National College Guides



Useful guides and resources:

Digital Safety at a Glance

What Parents and Educators Need to Know about TikTok

What Parents and Educators Need to Know about WhatsApp

Moving to Secondary School