Online Safety for Parents / Carers
Parent / Carers' Guides for Online Safety
We are proud to be a National Online Safety certified school and we know that children love being online. The internet is a fun, exciting, sociable and engaging place. However, the internet also has its dangers. Young people seem to be rich in knowledge surrounding technology and it can be difficult to keep track as our children explore the online world.
Whatever they are doing, our parent guides (updated regularly) will help you keep your children safe as they navigate the online world. Share these guides with your children. Start an online safety conversation today.
Signal (once known as TextSecure) is a messaging service which provides encrypted, secure interactions and chats between users. The service is free, has no adverts and does not track the location of users. The population of users on Signal increased rapidly in 2021 as many people left WhatsApp due to security and privacy concerns. Read our guide for more information on this new service.
14 Ways to be Kind Online
Openview Education Information
SPSM have previously worked with Openview Education on different projects such as Anti-Bullying Week and Online Safety Week. They have been kind enough to share their new videos with us. These videos will help to begin discussions between you and your child around staying safe online, anti-bullying and wellbeing.
How to Clean Devices - Advice and Tips
We are all aware (especially given the current circumstances) how important it is to be aware of cleanliness and personal hygiene. We have much advice about hand washing but it is also important that we think carefully about how we clean and disinfect surfaces and objects. Not many people are aware that this is especially important with our electronic devices. Take a look at our guide to cleaning devices (and some 'dos' and 'don'ts).