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Online and Your Child

What we do

At Elmridge Primary School we are fully committed to the safeguarding of our pupils and online safety is of paramount importance.  With the ongoing support of you as parents, we aim to educate our children to make the right decisions to keep themselves safe online.  Throughout the year, we offer a range of support to parents on the subject of online safety through information on our website, sharing of courses and general updates. Online safety is an intrinsic part of our computing lessons and at any time the children access technology. 

In addition, children and parents are requested to read and sign the following online safety agreement.

What can parents and guardians do?

  1. Set up parental controls
    You can find out how to set up parental controls through your web provider here.
  2. GoCompare, have compiled a guide to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children here.
  3. Encourage your child to use ‘Safe Search’ search engines. All the links below have stronger restrictions.
    There is also an educational version of YouTube that can be accessed on
  4. Know and understand which apps your child is using.
    There are always new apps for children to play games and communicate. You can find out important information about the apps such as their privacy settings, the type of content and which age groups they are suitable for.

    The following information and websites may also offer further support to parents and carers. The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

Online gaming

Alan Mackenzie, Optimus Education, examines the research on the effects of violent video games and suggests what schools and parents can do to control behavioural changes

Keeping children safe whilst playing Pokemon Go.

Useful links

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Elmridge Primary School
Wilton Drive, Hale Barns
Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 0JF