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Online Safety

The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction.

As children move up through the school their  access to various  types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too.

The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of  various online risks. 


Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls.

Look below at our extensive list of links and resources to help you with your child’s online safety at home.


What parents need to know:

How to set up privacy settings

Sharing personal information

Setting up parental controls

Gaming: What parents and carers need to know

Parents guide to apps

Social media advice

Setting devices up safely

Online bullying

Online grooming

Online sexual harassment

Supporting children with SEND online


Useful websites:


Childnet’s mission is to work with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.



The National Crime Agency's CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse.

We do this through our education programme, providing training, resources and information to professionals working with children, young people and their families.


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Ainsdale St. John's CE Primary School

Sandbrook Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3JE

Mrs McCaughrean|Office Administrator

To arrange a 1:1 tour with the headteacher, Lorna O’Brien, please contact the school office

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