The internet has become a part of our everyday life, but for our Parents and carers this has opened up a whole new world of things to worry about. Therefore, understanding and implementing the safe use of the internet both at school and home is crucial. At Thornaby Church of England we take E-Safety very seriously and this page will provide you with tips and advice regarding E-Safety.


Help your children stay SMART online:

SAFE – this reminds children to keep all personal information safe when they are chatting or posting online. Personal information can include email address, phone number and password.

MEET – this reminds children never to meet up with someone they have been talking to online. They are reminded that online friends are still strangers even if they have been talking to them for a long time.

ACCEPTING– emails, messages, or opening files, images or texts from people children do not know or trust can lead to problems — they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

RELIABLE- someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true.

TELL – children are told to tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes them feel uncomfortable or worried.



Top Tips to help monitor and keep your children safe online:

– Talk to your child about what they are up to online.

– Keep up to date with your child’s development online.

– Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world.

– Know what connects to the internet and how e.g. games consoles, mobile phones, music devices.

– Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space.

– Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as TVs and games consoles.

– Watch e-safety films and cartoons with your child and talk about the issues raised.

– Check the minimum age for accessing sites/apps and playing on games before your children access them. Eg. Facebook and TikTok have a minimum age of 13, so our children should not be accessing these.

If you are concerned or unsure of how to ensure that your child is staying safe online then please contact the school and we will do all we can to help.



4-7 CEOP education (thinkuknow.co.uk) 

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Parents and carers CEOP education.





Click here to view a leaflet on parenting in a digital world. This leaflet will provide you with tips and advice regarding E-Safety.

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Safer Internet Day 2023 – Tuesday 7th February

Safer Internet Day 2023 will be celebrated with the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.’

 Safer Internet Day 2023 sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. We want to put children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.