E-Safety for parents

At Bowness we take the issue of Online Safety very seriously and on these pages you will find information that will support you.

The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks. We are working together at Bowness  to promote and develop an understanding of the dangers of being online and to help our children learn how to keep themselves safe. Here are some things we have been discussing in the school;
Online Gaming
Social Media
Cyber Bullying
How to Report
Keeping our personal Information safe
SMART rules
SID's Top Tips

Children's Work

Throughout the school the children at Bowness have been working on several different projects relating to online safety, such as;

  • Staying Safe online posters
  • Staying Safe online booklets
  • Staying Safe online powerpoint presentations
  • Staying Safe online Kahoot Quiz
  • Staying Safe online Scratch Quiz
  • Cyber Bullying IMovie
  • Online safety Songs and poems

Parent Zone

As a parent/carer it is important to ensure our children are protected from seeing or doing things online that are unsuitable for them or inappropriate for their age. Only by learning what our children do and see in digital spaces can we truly begin to understand the risks online worlds present. Following are some tips on how to help keep your child safe online.

  • Try and control what kids find online through search engines.
  • Manage your child's playtime and take charge of what your kids can access. 
  • Use parental controls across all of the devices that your children have access to.
  • Do not leave account details, credit card details and passwords available for children to access easily.
  • Make social networking safer - review privacy settings for your piece of mind.
  • Discuss stranger danger, cyber bullying and teach your child how to keeping their personal information safe.
  • Report online concerns and educate one another on how to report anything abusive, inappropriate or illegal online.
  • Talk to one another about all of the above and develop a family IT policy.

Please take a look at the document below regarding Common Facebook Issues. This document contains lots of useful links to support you with issues relating to Facebook.

Common Facebook Issues

E-Safety Policy 2018/19

Here are few useful websites for parents and adults to support in making the internet a safe place to learn, explore and broaden horizons: 


NSPCC Online Safety

NSPCC Parental Controls

NSPCC - Talking with your child about staying safe online

Think U Know - Help your child get the most out of the internet