Latest E-Safety News

Online Safety

We work hard at Statham to ensure that our children understand the importance of online safety.

Our eSafety cadets regularly visit classes where they help children to stay safe online by delivering important and up-to-date information.  

Are you net aware?

Do you feel confident on the age restrictions, content and risks relating to the apps your child uses on their device? Did you know that the age restriction for WhatsApp is 16, Youtube is 13 and Fortnite is 12?

The website Net Aware offers information on individual sites, games and apps including age restrictions, content and the potential risks,

Click here to visit Net Aware.

Did you know that O2 offer online safety support via their website, telephone and face-to-face meetings in their stores for parents and children? Simply visit the O2 Gurus section of the Net Aware website for advice and to book an appointment to speak to a guru.

Online Safety Update for Parents and Carers

Childnet has published this useful guide to support parents and carers with agreeing on screen time rules and expectations. Click here to access the document.

Are you struggling to set up parental controls so you can monitor your child’s online access? Click the link below for some step by step guides to help you set up the right controls and privacy settings on their devices.

Parental Controls

The following link gives you advice specific to your child’s age:

Online safety advice by age

If your child is an active gamer, this advice may be useful:

The Internet Matters website hosts a Gaming Hub, with useful tips and information on keeping your child safe when gaming online:

Gaming advice hub

Below are some parent guides for various applications and games.

The NSPCC has launched an updated Net Aware site for parents and carers:

It includes many tips for staying safe online: tips on how to block or report someone; a guide to the most popular social media sites, apps, and games used by children and information about new apps like Pokemon Go, Periscope and


Search safely online using 'Kiddle', a safer visual search engine for kids:

Watch family friendly videos using YouTube Kids:

Internet Safety

Be SMART, Stay Safe Online

At Statham, we are SMART surfers.

S – Safe
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
M – Meeting
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
A – Accepting
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R – Reliable
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
T – Tell
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

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