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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300


Online Safety

We all recognise that being able to use the internet is now essential, it's a part of our everyday life.  But it can be a dangerous place and it's vital that parents and carers understand the risks and monitor the ways their child is using the internet, social media and games. There is some guidance in this newsletter which we sent out.

This is a really tricky task, especially because as soon as we get used to one app, game or website, it changes and a new version takes over.

There are a number of fantastic websites and settings which can help us all to keep our children safe, you'll find some of them here on this page. 

In their learning, children will make regular use of computing technology. You will find our Online Safety policy on our Policies page.  

Websites about safeguarding, including online safety:

CEOP  Child Exploitation and Online Protection website has a wealth of information, advice about websites, internet and related terminology and the opportunity to report inappropriate online content or actions.  Scroll all the way down their home page.  They have also included some new Home Activity Packs to support parents during COVID-19 and the school closure period.

Childnet Stay safe online.  Information for Primary aged children can be found here. Information for parents is accessed here - regular updates to help us all stay aware and help our children stay safe. 

Devon Safeguarding Children's Board Local advice and information.

UK Safer Internet Centre Support and advice to help families stay safe online. This page links to how you can set up safe filters on your home internet and devices.

 TV and Film Parent Advice and Information can be found in the IMBd Parental Guide

Every Wednesday we send home the Wake-Up Wednesday parent guide from the National Online Safety website.

These are quick guides to update you about popular websites, games and apps, giving an overview of the purpose, risks and settings so you can take responsibility and decide whether your child should be accessing these and take action to ensure that you can be confident in your child's online safety.

A sample of the guides can be found below, you can find more on the NOS website and sign up to receive them yourself.

10 top tips on supporting children with self-regulation

12 ways to champion equality online

Age-inappropriate content Parent Guide

Among Us Parent Guide

Apple Guided Access Parent Guide

Be Green with your Tech

BeReal Parent Guide

Building Cyber Resilience at home

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Parent Guide

Chatroulette Parent Guide

Check in with your friends poster

Clubhouse Parent Guide

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Cryptocurrency Guide

Cunch-Line Chronicles Parent Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 Parent Guide

Data backups and storage

Dealing with grief Sept 2022

Devices - Tips for children with new devices 

Discord Parent Guide updated 18/05/2022

Email Scams Parent & Carer Guide

Encouraging Open Discussions about Digital Lives

Facebook Parent Guide

Fake News Parent Guide



Fortnite Battle Royale Parent Guide

Fortnite Chapter 2 Parent Guide

Fortnite Chapter 3 Parent Guide

Fortnite Chapter 4 Parent Guide

Free Speech v Hate Speech

Friends & Followers Parent Guide

Group Chats - Parent Guide

Horror Games Parent Guide

How to combat online bullying

How to set up emergency mode on your Samsung

How to make an emergency SOS call on your iPhone

How to prepare for an emergency with your Google Phone

How to set Parental Controls for apps on Android

How to set Parental Controls for apps on iPhone

How to set Parental Controls on Android

How to set Parental Controls on iPhone

League of Legends Parent Guide

Likee Parent Guide

Loneliness Online

Looking after your wellbeing online poster

Make the most of the online world this Christmas

Managing Device Stress & Anxiety

Minecraft Parent Guide

Netflix Parent Guide

NFT Parent Guide

Ofcom Media Use and Attitudes Report 20/21

Ofcom Media Use and Attitudes Report 2022

Ofcom Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023

Ofcom Media Use and Attitudes Report 2024

Online Fair Play

Online financial scams

Online Safety Act October 2023

Online Sports Betting

Parent Guide to AI Virtual Friends

Parent Guide to Amigo

Parent Guide to Amino

Parent Guide to Among Us

Parent Guide to Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Parent Guide to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ll

Parent Guide to Cross-Platform sharing of inappropriate content

Parent Guide to Disney+

Parent Guide to EA Sports FC 24

Parent Guide to Echo Chambers

Parent Guide to Esports

Parent Guide to Five Nights at Freddy's

Parent Guide to Helldivers 2

Parent Guide to HiPal

Parent Guide to Influencers

Parent Guide to iPads

Parent Guide to Live Streaming

Parent Guide to Microtransactions

Parent Guide to Money Muling

Parent Guide to Monkey

Parent Guide to MyLOL

Parent Guide to NGL

Parent Guide to OmeTV

Parent Guide to Online Dating & Relationships

Parent Guide to Online Trolling

Parent Guide to Palworld

Parent Guide to Pop-ups

Parent Guide to Rumble

Parent Guide to Sendit

Parent Guide to sharing intimate images

Parent Guide to Sharing photos online

Parent Guide to Shopping Apps

Parent Guide to Smart TV's

Parent Guide to Spotify

Parent Guide to Steam

Parent Guide to Telegram

Parent Guide to The Metaverse

Parent Guide to Threads

Parent Guide to Twitch

Parent Guide to X (previously Twitter)

Parent Guide to Virtual Reality

Parent Guide to W App (also known as 'Slay')

Parent Guide to Wizz

Persuasive Design Online

Phone Scams

Playstation 5 Parent Guide

Pokemon Go

Queen Elizabeth II timeline - use in conjunction with 'Dealing with grief'

Remote Education - Top Tips for Remote Education 

Replika Parent Guide

Roblox Parent Guide updated 07.09.2022

Safe and Healthy Online Habits

Setting Boundaries around Gaming

Setting up new devices for children

Setting up apps, games and software

Sharing Kindness Online

Smartphone Safety Tips

Smartwatches - tips on  how to use them safely

Snapchat Parent Guide updated 03.11.2021

Social Bots Parent Guide

Social Media Parent Guide

Social Media and Mental Health

Social Media Scams

Signal Parent Guide

Stay safe on new devices

Stay safe online this summer - July 2023

Supporting children to deal with upsetting content

Supporting children to express themselves safely online Parent Guide

Ten Tips for Stronger Passwords

TextMe Parent Guide

TikTok Parent Guide updated 23.11.2022

Tinder Parent Guide

Tips for safer online shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Top tips for managing screen time

Top Tips to Support Mental Wellbeing through nature Online and Offline

Top tips to enjoy a Tech-free Christmas

Triller Parent Guide

Twitter Parent Guide (also see Parent Guide to X above)

Valorant Parent Guide

Ways that Gaming can support Positive Outcomes

WhatsApp Parent Guide updated 20.09.2023

WeChat Parent Guide

Wink Parent Guide

World of Warcraft Parent Guide

YouTube Parent Guide

Yubo Parent Guide