Online Safety Parent Advice

Ocean Academy is taking a proactive, whole school community approach to internet safety by joining up with the National Online Line Safety platform. This platform  enables high quality, up to date training for all staff and parents as well as supporting the Ocean Academy community to work towards achieving National Online Safety accreditation. This will ensure we are continually monitoring our provision and practices with regards to keeping everyone safe online.

We invite parents to join us and upskill themselves on issues surrounding online safety. Find out how in the letter below:

National online safety partnership letter

National online safety parent support guides

The National Online Safety platform provides a wealth of information for parents and they produce excellent support guides for various apps and online safety themes, all of which can be found here:

Youtube parental controls

New controls have been released by YouTube to give parents better filtering management. Previously the only filtering option was ‘Restricted Mode’ which basically meant videos flagged as 18+ were filtered out. Called ‘Supervised Experience’ there are now filters for:

Explore – 9+
Explore More – 13+
Most of YouTube – all videos except 18+ (the current Restricted Mode)

YouTube released a handy explainer video which you can link to from your school website or share via your channels. The link is HERE.

Additional links and resources for Online safety

The Safe Schools and Communities team (Dorset police) are able to offer several training packages for children, parents and staff.

More information is available by contacting the SSCT directly on: 01202 222844 or

They are also available for advice on Online safety concerns.

The UK Safer internet centre runs a helpline for professionals.

Useful information for parents Keeping Children Safe in Education

Advice from the NSPCC regarding Pokemon Go.

Spotting the signs of radicalisation in young people.

Online Safety:

Keeping children safe on the internet is important for parents and carers as well as staff at Ocean Academy.

Please find some helpful information below to help you as parents and carers talk to your child about internet safety.

Another online safety link please take a look the Dorset Police website.

NSPCC Out Alone Guide – Need to Know: is my child ready to go out alone?

Whatsapp Advice

WhatsApp – How can you help? SAFETY GUIDE

Facebook Advice

Instagram Checklist

Netflix Checklist

Roblox Checklist

Snapchat Checklist

Tiktok Checklist

Twitter Checklist

Parenting Smart

Internet Matters – Protect from harm

Internet Matters – Set up Safe

Internet Matters – Anonymous Apps

Digital Family Toolkit

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