Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School

Online Safety 

Online Safety

Children at Hutton Cranswick CP School use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Through our Computing, PSHE and RSHE  Curriculum, we cover the aspect of Online Safety throughout the course of the year. We have allocated sessions dedicated to Online Safety in addition to the ongoing approach across school, throughout the year. These regular inputs remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We use Natterhub, Heartsmart and Big Talk as learning platforms and tools to support our delivery of Online Safety sessions. We also reinforce Online Safety through assemblies and workshops with parents.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Here are some useful tips and links to help you to keep your children safe online:

We would encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls


Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Download our e-safety Posters

We have these e-safety posters on display around school. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?

Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to a trusted adult. KS2 children are also informed about the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) button and know how to visit this page by clicking our report button below.

CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. 


CEOP Website Link 


Some links to more information:

  • BBC WebWise - BBC website that provides useful information for parents on parental controls.
  • Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine. 
  • Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.

There has been an increase in the use of online social media platforms used outside of school by children.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind parents/carers of the age restrictions for some of these social media APPs/platforms.

Whatsapp has an age restriction of 16+ in the UK and Europe.

Snapchat and TikTok have an age restriction of 13+.

Omegle has an age restriction of 18+.

If your child is using any of these platforms, we strongly recommend that you monitor your child’s devices and ensure you become aware of the potential risks these APPs may pose. Below you will find a ‘What parents and carers need to know about’ guide for several APPs we believe trusted adults should be aware of. The guide comes from The National Online Safety website and it highlights potential risks, including cyber-bullying along with hints and tips for parents/carers.We hope you find the information useful to support you in keeping your child safe online.


Please follow the link below to watch the recording of the Natterhub Online Safety webinar for parents of primary-aged children. The webinar focusses on creating a safe digital playground for your child.