We support the school in promoting online safety, though its not something we can easily practice in the club as we don’t use online-enabled devices or have live internet access.

Here are some great resources to help promote online safety in your home. We hope you find these useful.


KidSMART is an organisation dedicated to teaching kids how to stay safe online with their simple S.M.A.R.T. rules. They stand for…

Safe Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents or carers permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t 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. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family
Tell Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

To learn more, go to the KidSMART web site.


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a site you can go to to report if someone has done something online that makes you or a child or young person you know feel unsafe. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online you can report to an experienced Child Protection Advisor who will help.

You can find them at the CEOP website. They also run the Childline website and phone line which you can call anonymously on 0800 1111 or visit childline.org.uk.

NSPCC Online Safety

The NSPCC Online Safety website has resources for keeping children safe online, including

  • how to set up parental controls on games and devices,
  • advice, support and resources for teachers and carers,
  • talking to your child about staying safe online,
  • being Share Aware -taking control of how much personal information you are sharing,
  • being Net Aware -learning which common web sites apps and games are safe and which are unsuitable.

The Online Safety section can be found on the NSPCC Child Safety website