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Westlands Community Primary School


At Westlands Primary School we are fully aware of how worrying it can be when trying to ensure that your children are safe when using ICT equipment at home.

That is why we have developed this new space on the website to give you up-to-date information on E-Safety at home.

In school we are committed to providing the children with a range of advice on E-Safety issues and ensuring that they have the skills to be prepared for a continuously changing digital world. In order to tackle the wide range of E-Safety areas, the children have specific focuses for each half term.

In order to help you tackle a range of E-Safety issues at home, we have collated a few leaflets to help ensure you have as much information as possible.

Young People and Social Networking Sites

Social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, MySpace and countless other web spaces, are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages. Recently, the Telegraph stated that ‘A new study finds around 59 per cent of children have already used a social network by the time they are 10, and 43 per cent have messaged strangers online by the age of 12.’ Therefore we felt it is important for you to have the facts on how to keep your children safe.

Social Networking Sites Advice Leaflet

Young People and Social Networking Sites


These days, Apps can be downloaded on almost all devices with access to the internet (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops, consoles, Smart TVs etc...). Some Apps can be really fun or really useful. However, it is important to know what Apps your children are using and what they're for. Below is a list of common Apps used by children to communicate with their friends and the world. Please take note of the symbol (as shown on their device) and the age restrictions.

List of Popular Apps and Their Purpose

App Information for Parents

Parent Advice on Video Games and E-Safety

Within the guide below, you can find out about choosing age-appropriate games, setting up parental controls, and making sure their child’s video game experience is safe and secure.

Parent Advice on Video Games and E-Safety




National Online Safety

National Online safety is a Multi-Award-Winning Online Safety provider supporting Education for the whole School community.
National Online Safety keep children safe online by providing online safety education, training and updates which empower the whole school community.
They provide schools and families all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to effectively tackle new and evolving online risks.

You can access their resources at:


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)is an organisation which helps children stay online. If someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know, such as being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up, it is very important to tell someone.  You can report it to CEOP using the CEOP button at the bottom of our website page or

CEOP link: 



You can also contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you. There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support.

Childline link: