E-Safety is a challenging subject and not just a subject for children in school, its a subject for everyone at all times!
With this in mind, we have put together a selection of links that will help you to be careful when use the internet and some great tips on keeping safe.

Key E-safety Websites


"Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online." - http://internetmatters.org



Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command and has many sections aimed at children/young people/parents and teachers. - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

"The Kidsmart website has been written by Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working to help make the internet a great place for children." - http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ | http://www.childnet.com


GoCompare has a guide on the most popular broadband providers and how to setup filtering.

Broadband Parental Controls: How To Keep Your Child Safe Online For May 2024 | Go.Compare (gocompare.com)

Computer Parental Controls

There are several ways to keep your children safe on your home computer or laptop.

Windows 10 and above offer parental control systems that allow you to block or control what your children can see. The links below will help you set these up.

Windows 10 Parent Controls  from Internet Matters - Windows 10 Parental Controls - Internet Matters
Windows 11 Parent Controls from Internet Matters - Windows 11 parental controls and privacy settings | Internet Matters

K9 Internet Filtering - News & Events | K9 Web Protection - Free Internet Filter and Parental Control Software

Apple Mac computers provide some controls for parents which you can read about below.

Family Share, Screen Time - Set up Screen Time for a child on Mac – Apple Support (UK)

If you are not using the default internet browser on your computer then you may find that the controls above are not applied. However most of the common browsers will provide some parental controls of their own. You should investigate this before installing a browser that can be used by your children.

Games Console Parental Controls

All of the modern games consoles can now access the internet but also provide some controls so that parents can have some control over what can be accessed.The links below will provide information on how to use these controls.

XBOX - Xbox family settings: peace of mind for parents | Xbox

PS5 - How to set parental controls on PlayStation consoles
PS4 -Managing play time | PlayStation®4 User's Guide
PS3 - Parentallock information
PSP - parentalControls Information

Nintendo devices - nintendo.com/ParentalControls

Mobile Device Parental Controls

There a many mobile devices available now that can access the internet. The websites below provide some helpful information about the potential dangers of mobile devices.

Android devices -Smartphone Android Parental Controls | Internet Matters

Apple products come with some parental controls that you can read about in the link below but the other products often have 3rd party apps available that can provide parental control. You can find out more about these by searching on the internet.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad - iPhone and iPad Parental Controls and Security Settings | Internet Matters

Google Chrome devies - Google Family Link - parent's set up guide | Internet Matters

If your child's device is accessing the internet on a mobile phone network then the networks are required to provide a content filter to protect young users. However this is normally switched off to start with so you will need to contact them to enable it.