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Online Safety

Online Safety Lead: Mr John Bayes

The online world can pose risks to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.

Therefore we delighted to announce that Thurston CE Primary Academy have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with The National College – a multi-award-winning online training provider, where parents can access a variety of resources around online safety and keeping children safe online.

Online safety advice

Of course, staff will continue to teach children about the risks online. But with the internet so readily accessible, the most effective approach to online safety needs everyone involved, including parents and carers.

That’s why our parents now have access to hundreds of courses, explainer videos and online safety guides to support their awareness of the online world. Topics range from understanding apps like TikTok and Instagram to recognising the signs of online harm and what you can do to help.

How to sign up

Signing up to the platform is simple. Just follow this link and complete your details. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to choose ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type and get instant access to all training and resources.

Download the app for free

Another fantastic benefit of The National College is its National Online Safety app, which you can download for free. It gives you access to all their parent and carer resources on the go, whenever you want.

You can download the National Online Safety app using the links below:

Parents/carers may also find the following links useful:

Think U Know

My Safety Net

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

UK Safer Internet Centre



Parent Info

Net Aware

Action For Children

BBC Bitesize

Department For Education

The Parents Guide to Internet Safety, Security and Screen Time for Kids