Online Safety

At Pond Meadow our pupils are taught about online safety as part of the curriculum.

This includes teaching pupils:

  • How to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private
  • How to identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • To be able to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour
  • Where appropriate for our young people, they will be taught the safe use of social media

Please find below further guidance about keeping children safe online from the following organisations, websites and guides. 

Pond Meadow Online Safety Policy 

Online Safety Leaflet

Interactive games and videos to learn about staying safe online: 


What are the issues? 

UK Safer Internet Centre

Online Safety topics:

Internet matters online safety advice

Child net International

Virgin Media Blog: online-safety and childrens internet safety test

Parent factsheet:

Childnet International

SEND resources and advice (for young people over 11 years old)

Thrive Online


Anti-Bullying Alliance

Guides for apps:

National Online Safety

TikTok, what parents need to know:  

Guide to TikTok and safety


How to report online abuse:

NSPCC - call: 

0808 800 5000 

NSPCC - report:


Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP)

 CEOP Report  

Internet watch:

Report online child abuse 

True vision:

Report online hate crimes

Protecting against extremism:

Educate against hate

In line with our Safeguarding and Online Safety policies, please inform our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) if you have any concerns about a pupil.

Our school DSL is Rebecca Greig and you can contact her by either telephone: 01483 532239 (main school office number, please ask to be put through to Rebecca) or email: 

Online Safety Parents and Carers Newsletter:Autumn 2022 Safety tips 

Communication boards (aided language devices):

Online safety Vocabulary 

Guides to help with devices:

Android Parental ControlFacebook Parental Control SettingsGoogle Safe Search Parental Control SettingsIOS Parental Control

Nintendo Switch Parental ControlPlaystation 4 Parental Control

YouTube Parent Control Settings

Xbox Parental Control