Online Safety

Online Safety

The internet is amazing – we can play, learn, create and connect. For students, their world and the digital world are one and the same, and we want to help them thrive. At Falmouth school, we recognise the importance of keeping everyone safe in an ever-growing and changing online and digital world. The reality is that however hard we try to control accessibility of the internet, we must help our children develop the skills and capacity to use it safely, without placing themselves, or others, at risk.


How do we do this?

We encourage our children to be curious, and we encourage them to have conversations with adults. With an open approach to technology, where children are honest and transparent, the conversations themselves will help protect our children from harm. 


At Falmouth school we are protected by filtering and monitoring through collaboration with the South West Grid for Learning.

Throughout the final week before February half term all students received information about Safer Internet Day. Through year group  assemblies, we explore what staying safe looks like and how we can be safe. Here are the objectives from this year’s Safer Internet Day.




How can you help at home?

There are many websites that can support you in helping your child stay safe online, from finding out about how to use privacy controls, information on cyberbullying or researching whether the latest game is age appropriate.

Internet matters supports families through ‘expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly’. 
Go to Internet Matters website

Net Aware uses the expertise of the NSPCC to give tools and advice on keeping safe online.
Go to Net Aware website

Thinkuknow has advice from the National Crime Agency on how to stay safe online.
Go to Thinkuknow website

The UK Safer Internet Centre also has advice, tips and guides on how to keep safe online.
Go to Safer Internet website

Common Sense Media gives unbiased and trusted advice on the age appropriateness of a range of media including films and games.
                        Go to Common Sense Media website 


Further information 

Please click here for the WhatsApp Checklist

Please click here for the Facebook Checklist

Please click here for the Instagram Checklist

Please click here for the Netflix Checklist

Please click here for the SnapChat Checklist

Please click here for the TikTok Checklist