e safety

At Simonside, whilst we recognise the huge benefits being online can bring, we also acknowledge that many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing, particularly given the pace at which the online world changes.

It’s our aim to make sure everyone can enjoy the benefits of the online world in the safest way possible.  The guidance and information contained on this page is aimed at helping to keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

If you do have any concerns about Online Safety, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school via telephone (0191 489 8315) or email ([email protected]).

Computing / Online Safety Lead: Mrs Pegman – Deputy Head Teacher

National Online Safety

We are a certified ‘National Online Safety School’ in recognition of our commitment to raising the profile of online safety within our school community.

If you are a parent/carer and would like to access our National Online Safety membership area for FREE, please contact the school for our unique link. A free app is available to download to make it even easier for you to access news and advice at a time that is convenient to you.

Please click on the following links to access National Online Safety guides for Parents:

Online Safety Tips for Children 

10 Tips to Keep your Children Safe Online

12 Social Media Online Tips for Children with New Devices 

Remote Education Guide

Remote Education – Top Tips for Children

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers – Online Content

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

Parent/Carer Guide to Fake News


National Online Safety Guides for Parents – Apps and Gaming:

8 things Parents should know about YouTube Kids

Among Us

Call of Duty

Cunch-Line Chronicles

CyberPunk 2077

League of Legends


PlayStation 5




X Box Series X / S


National Online Safety Guides for Parents – Keeping Yourself Safe Online:

Safer Online Shopping

Getting the Most out of the NOS app

Amazon Alexa

What you need to know about EBay

Other Guides

Internet Matters Online Safety Guide

Supporting Young People Online

Think U Know – Parent Helpsheet – Primary

What if you’re uncomfortable with something online?

Encourage your child to tell a trusted adult if they ever feel awkward, embarrassed or worried by anything that they are asked to do or say by an online friend. Then the trusted adult can help them to take the appropriate form of action depending on the seriousness of the concern.

Many websites include a report abuse button. If you can’t find one you can access it here.



Childline: free 24hr. helpline for children & young people 0800 1111

Kidscape: advice exclusively for parents & carers on bullying 08451 205204

Get Connected: free confidential helpline for young people 0808 8084994

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90


Useful Websites


Bullying UK


Childnet International

Internet Matters

Kids Health


Parent Info – CEOP & Parent Zone

UK Safer Internet Centre

Who Is Hosting This?


Further Information

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