Online Safety

The Discovery Educational Trust Online Safety Policy applies across all of its schools, including Hogarth Primary School. The Trust policy is available via this link.

Reporting Online Abuse

Click the CEOP button above to access information on how to report known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP - part of the National Crime Agency.

CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP link. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommended that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.

Resources for Parents and Carers

What parents and carers need to know about Fortnite

What parents and carers need to know about Instagram

What parents and carers need to know about Netflix

What parents and carers need to know about Youtube Kids

Parental controls for iPhones

Parental controls for android phones

What Parents and Carers need to know about Telegram

Building Healthy Relationships When Socialising Online (ICO)

Understanding Grooming - Victim Support

Conversations about Life Online - NSPCC

Supporting Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents Online – UK Safer Internet Centre

Digital Wellbeing – SWGfL

Make sure your home doesn’t have an open door to child sexual abusers

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)

Parent guide to Fortnite (Internet Matters)

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)

What parents need to know about the Metaverse (NSPCC)

Internet Matters – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Its support for parents and carers includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.

NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents/carers keep children safe when they are using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents/carers covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents/carers with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.

Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.

Coerced online child sexual abuse - information for parents/carers to help understand this topic and how to talk to children. 

What do I need to know about ChatGPT?  A guide for parents and carers.

What is Omegle? What parents and carers need to know.

Online Vulnerability Awareness Resources - Internet Watch Foundation  

The internet is a wonderful facet of modern life. Humans have never had as much access to information as they have today, at the touch of a keyboard all knowledge can be acquired largely for free. However, it has also made us contactable at all times, in a manner that goes far beyond the voicemails that used to typify telephonic communications. Now photographs, voice notes, and videos can be exchanged to any device at will. This has made young people more vulnerable than ever to unwanted messages and images. Research undertaken by the Internet Watch Foundation, shows that one in every four teens has received unwanted sexual messages online. Awareness of how to mitigate this issue is vital to securing the young people of tomorrow, and to help in that endeavour the Internet Watch Foundation has created a resource pack. If interested, please follow the link below:

Resources for Pupils

BBC Own It - support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.

Childline – includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, porn, relationships.