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Dubmire Primary Academy

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Online safety

Use the CEOP report button if you ever feel that your child could be in danger or feeling threatened online and keep any evidence your have.


We value computing greatly within our school and provide the children with a range of experiences to aid their learning. As part of this, want our children to Be SMART online. The Internet is an invaluable resource which enables us to gain knowledge, develop skills, create relationships and have fun. However, in an ever-changing world, it is vital that children are provided with the knowledge and skills to use the Internet safely and appropriately.

At Dubmire, we are committed to keeping children safe when using the Internet. To do this, we take endeavour to take every opportunity to promote Online Safety including having Online safety pupil agreements which the children sign; taking part in Safer Internet Day; displaying key safety information across the school; and equipping our children with the latest safety information during lessons and in assemblies.

However, in many cases, most of a child’s Internet usage happens away from school. Therefore, we feel it is important that parents and carers are equipped with key information which could keep themselves and their children safe online. Here is some useful information for setting up Internet filtering and parental controls

Our Online Safety pupil agreements


Pixel Privacy have recently published a guide related to the issue of ‘doxxing’ which is a type of cyberbullying/online abuse that is becoming more common - particularly in online gaming.

Please read the link for more details - 

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Please follow this link below to view a Netflix safety guide that you may find useful.
The Ineqe Safety Group have provided a very useful update regarding the popular Netflix show Squid Games and the risks to children and young people.
Safeguarding Update: Squid Game

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The following websites are constantly updating their content including blogs, online guides, newsletters and much more.

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As part of their 'ThinkUknow' programme, CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) have produced a set of resources called #LiveSkills. It is a package of resources for 8 to 18s that focus on the features of live streaming and the specific risks young people can face.

Thinkuknow parents and carers website:   

Parents and carers can find guidance on talking to their child about sex, relationships and the internet, and advice on how to support their child if they are a victim of online grooming and sexual abuse.

Nude Selfies: what parents and carers need to know:  

Four animated films offer parents and carers advice on how to keep their children safe from the risks associated with the sharing of nude and nearly nude images.

Online Safety At Home:

Activity Packs:

Video Guides:  

Simple, 15-minute activity packs suitable for home learning. Activity pack content covers a range of age appropriate online safety themes. Accompanying video guides for parents and carers provide advice and practical safety information on topics such as sharing images, live streaming and gaming.

Computing vocabulary and jargon

As technology develops so does the minefield of new terms, names and acronyms. Vodafone Digital Parenting have produced a glossary and jargonbuster which may help you keep up with the latest terminology.  

Safer searching

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but provided is advise for safer searching and some links to “safer” search engines:

Google provides a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading instructions here also offer some excellent advice on safer searching.

Research searching



Safe search kids 

Kids Yahoo



Image searching


Video streaming

YouTube Kids

Social media, gaming and sharing

More and more, children are using the Internet for sharing photos and video, gaming and communication.  You’ve probably all heard of Facebook, Instagram  WhatsApp  and Fortnite  but what about Google HangoutsKik  and YuboNetAware  provide a range of helpful guides about social media, gaming and communication apps and websites which children are using.

More information on keep children safe when gaming can be found by clicking the links below:


Apple IOS (I-Phone and tablets) - parental controls

Blackberry Settings



Facebook checklist

Facebook privacy settings

Google Play (Android phones and tablets) - parental controls

Get safe online  

Instagram safety

My X-Box parental controls


PlayStation - How to set parental controls and spending limits on PS4

PlayStation - parental control

Snapchat checklist

Twitter checklist



Being share aware


The NSPCC and O2 have teamed up with the aim of making us more aware when using the Internet. The Share Aware section of the website includes videos, guides, tips and support for keeping children safe online.

Useful links

Click on the links below to access other websites which include a wealth of resources and support to help make the Internet a safer place.


Links for children

Think you know -

The Cyber Cafe (cyber safety for 8-10 yr olds) -

Hector's World (cyber safety for 5-7 yr olds) -

UK Safer Internet Centre -

KidSmart -

CBBC OwnIt -

BBC Webwise -

Newsround -

Click Clever, Click Safe - Gives you a guide to help you enjoy the internet safely

CyberMentors - CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online


Links for parents


NetAware -

Internet matters -


Childnet International -

Parent info -


Vodafone digital parenting -

Vodaphone parenting magazine -


Internet Watch Foundation -

NSPCCChild Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of childre

Childnet - Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for childreN - 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

Kidscape - Parenting - Cyber Bullying and Online Safety 

Advice for Parents and Carers

How to protect your children on their smartphones -