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William Alvey E-safety 2022-2023

On-line software (games, apps, social media) change almost daily. There is also a corresponding  increase in e-safety advice, which although well-intentioned can sometimes leave you more confused than you were in the first place. Please feel free to contact the school and discuss any concerns you may have regarding on-line safety. We have expertise in school and the facility to contact well respected professional e-safety advisors:

We took part in Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February 2023 and will again next year.


Find the Fake (a note from Alan Mackenzie)

Research consistently shows that people over-estimate how good they are at spotting fakes. It is important that we all know how to recognise misinformation, so Internet Matters have put a great guide together, including explanations on trusted sources of information, types of fake news and even a Find the Fake quiz. Great for the classroom or for parents at home.




Most of us habitually check our doors are locked each night. We don’t leave our cars open with the keys in the ignition. We take care not to let anyone watch us enter our PIN at the cash machine. When it comes to cyber-security, however, many people aren’t anywhere near as routinely cautious – which is one of the reasons that online crime continues to pose a major threat.

The UK had the largest percentage of cyber-crime victims per million internet users in 2022; the US had the second-highest ratio. Nations with (relatively) wealthy populations who spent a lot of time online are, therefore, lucrative hunting grounds for cyber criminals. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide this week has useful tips to help you avoid joining the growing number of victims.


An amazing online workshop in full swing from Mr Hawbrook.

Y6 are learning about cyber bullying, the benefits of the internet, group chats and gaming. We’re all learning a lot.



On-line grooming-a guide for parents


E-safety posters for parents

Useful safety guidance


Digital Family Agreement


On-line Safety Booklet


Alan Mackenzie's online advice, using his drawings/artwork as an example, the primary video discusses empathy and criticism online and is suitable for KS2. 



Age limits

We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. We hope that parents can strengthen and reinforce the safety messages that your children receive in school, in your home environment. 

We also wanted to use this as an opportunity to ensure all parents know the minimum age of some apps/games.


  • Whatsapp                   16
    (this was 13 until April 2018)
  • Facebook                    13
    (including Messenger)
  • YouTube                      13
    (parents can restrict videos by age)
  • Instagram                   13
  • Snapchat                     13
  • Kik                                  13
  • Google Hangouts       13
  • Pinterest                       13
  • Twitter                           13
  • Yubo                               13
  • Fortnite                          12


William Alvey E-Safety


E-safety posters (Alan Mackenzie)




  • Online Safety
    What to do if your child gets into trouble online.