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Online Safety

Online Safety is an important part of our curriculum as it provides the ability to protect and educate children in their use of technology as well as having appropriate tools in place to support any incident where appropriate.

Please explore the information on this page linked to how you can keep safe whilst using the internet in a positive and responsible way.

Filtering and Monitoring: Parents can be reassured that at Crayke Primary School we employ the highest quality filtering and monitoring systems to mitigate the risks of our children’s online safety. The school uses Smoothwall as its filtering and monitoring system.  The system monitors keyboard entry and reports key words and watch words as they are typed on any child’s keyboard of the devices they use in school. This provides real time and highly effective monitoring of all users on the school system. We hope that this provides parents and carers with confidence that their children’s experience of the online world is safe and backed up by a broad curriculum of online safety guidance.

Internet safety is a huge part of our school curriculum and we challenge children to think about the key themes of content, contact, conduct and contract which form the four main areas for online safety. We believe that this gives them the best preparation for digital citizenship of the future.

Please remember to apply appropriate settings to children’s devices when they are using the internet at home or on mobile devices. Please refer to advice and guidance to ensure children’s devices are appropriately managed.

National Online Safety Guides:


Online safety – Guide to Monkey

Online safety – persuasive design

Online safety – Smartphone safety tips

Online Safety 12-top-tips-for-children-and-young-people-to-enjoy-a-tech-free-christmas

Online safety – 12-social-media-online-safety-tips

Online Safety – Guide to online safety act

Online Safety – Guide to Smart-tvs

Online Safety – Guide to Microtransactions

Online Safety – Five Nights at Freddy’s

Online Safety – Guide to EA Sports FC

Online safety – Supporting children to deal with upsetting content

Online Safety – Guide to Among Us

Online Safety – Guide to WhatsApp

Online Safety – Setting boundaries around gaming

Online Safety – Guide to Live Streaming


Online Safety – w-app

Stay Safe Online This Summer

Online Safety – Guide to Rumble

Online Safety -Guide to amino

Online Safety – Guide to ai-virtual-friends

Online safety – Guide to Money Muling

Online Safety – Guide to OmeTV

Online Safety – Guide to Influencers

Online Safety – Guide to Telegram

Online Safety – Guide to Smart Watches

Online Safety – Guide to Wizz

Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023

Helping children and young people with managing device stress and anxiety

Ten top tips for stronger passwords

Top Tips for Adopting Safe and Healthy Online Habits

Online Safety – Guide to iPads

Online Safety – Guide to NGL

Online Safety – Guide to Spotify

10 ways gaming can support positive outcomes

Tips for encouraging open discussions about digital lives

Top Tips for Building Cyber Resilience at Home

Online Safety – Guide to Twitter

Online Safety – Guide to World of Warcraft

Stay safe on new devices

What parents and carers need to know about setting up apps, games and software

Online Safety – Guide to HiPal

Online Safety – Social Media and Mental Health

Online Safety – Guide to TikTok

Online Safety – Guide to Call of Duty Modern Warfare II

Online Safety – How to Combat Online Bullying

Online Safety – Guide to Amigo

Online Safety – Guide to Fifa23

Online Safety – Guide to BeReal

Online Safety – Guide to Loot Boxes

Online Safety – Guide to Reddit

Online Safety – Guide to Roblox

The Life of Queen Elizabeth

Dealing With Grief

Follow the SMART Rules to keep safe online:

S – SAFE: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information to people. This means your full name, home address, home phone number, your school name plus many more.

M – MEETING: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. How do you know that they are who they say they are? You should never meet up with someone you have met online.

A – ACCEPTING: Accepting emails, instant messages like face-chat, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain dangerous viruses. If in doubt delete it and then find a grown up you trust and tell them.

R – RELIABLE: Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.

T – TELL: Tell your parents/carers or a trusted grown up if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried online. Examples of trusted adults could be your teacher, caretaker, volunteers, office staff or your headteacher.

Some websites to find out more: