Online Safety

 Online Safety and Safeguarding is taken very seriously across all our provisions and is therefore  included as a standard agenda item in all meetings held by Pinderfields Hospital PRU.


 All our staff or our Esafeguarding Lead have undertaken the following training:


 Anti Bullying Online - October 2015

 Information Security - October 2015

 PREVENT (All staff, in-house) - March 2016

 Channel (All staff, online) - 2016

 Child Protection Online (All staff) - March 2016

 Sexting Webinar - September 2016

 Keeping Children Safe in Education (Online) - October 2016

 Keeping Your School Safe - November 2016

 Child Protection (All staff, face to face) - November 2016

 Online safety in an SEN Environment - November 2016

 Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP3, all staff, face to face)- November 2016

Safer Internet Day Webinar - January 2017

The Internet and Harmful Behaviour - October 2017

Understanding Children, Technology and Cyber-bullying - October 2017

Wakefield Learning Community ICT Conference - October 2017

The Internet and Harmful Behaviour - February 2018

Understanding Children, Technology and Cyberbullying - February 2018

Webanywhere Online Safety Conference - March 2018

Online Safety OFSTED - (All staff) - May 2018

Suicide Awareness Training Papyrus - (All Staff) May 2018

PREVENT - (all staff) - Nov 2018

 We will protect children from the risk of radicalisation by using filters and internet usage monitoring  to make sure they can't access extremist and terrorist material.

Below you will find a wide range of resources and websites to advise and support both parents and children with safety whilst online.

This page is updated regularly so keep bobbing back for up to date news and advice.  

Due to the ever changing settings, updates and new apps available, we must stress that the advice given on this page is for guidance only and despite our efforts, could be out of date.


 Click HERE for all you need to know about the game FORNITE 


 Find out about the risks of online gaming, how to decide what games are best for your child and ways to keep them safe.

NSPCC advice

 OFSTED hosted a webinar recently for parents and teachers on how we can keep our children safe online.  It features a mother of a young man called Breck who was groomed online in gaming circles and was murdered.

It lasts an hour but is definitely worth watching, it will give you advice and resources to help you protect and educate your children.




If you’re being bullied, it can feel like there’s no escape. But no one has the right to make you feel bad. Whether it’s happening online, at home or at school, we’re here to help you take back control.

Help yourself with being bullied

Can reality TV boost self-esteem?

Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Made in Chelsea. Love Island. You may not watch these youth- oriented reality TV shows, but you will probably have at least heard of them. Reality TV doesn't always have the best reputation but, in our latest article, we explain how parents can use these shows to help encourage their child's self-esteem and be more critical about what they see. 

Click on the image to read the article.

 CEOP explains the dark web, the reasons why your child might be using it,

 and what you need to know about it.                            

                                                 Click on the image to read the article.


 For Safer Internet Day 2018, the UK Safer Internet Centre   commissioned an online survey of 2000   young people aged 8-17   years.

 The findings reveal how central technology is to young people’s   relationship and the many different platforms they are using to   interact with each other. It also highlights both the positive and   negative role that technology can play in young people’s   relationships and that whilst they are proactively helping to build a   better internet, they also want support from the adults in their   lives to do so.

 Hampshire Police have been investigating a sexually explicit video featuring young   children.  It has   been reported that this video has been viewed by other children.   Fortunately the students involved   did the correct thing and reported it to staff in their   schools.

 West Yorkshire police have issued this information for parents about the video.

West Yorkshire Police Advice


Digital resilience: a parent's guide

Children who are digitally resilient will be equipped to handle the challenges of the modern, digital world.


Digital resilience involves having the ability to understand when you are at risk online, knowing what to do if anything goes wrong, learning from your experiences of being online, and being able to recover from any difficulties or upsets.


Click on the image for the full article

Become an expert in your child's online world in six weeks

An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Click on the link to see the latest advice.



GOOGLE have launched a fantastic new resource to supporting parents keeping their children safe online.



 Snapchat has teamed up with the UK Safer Internet Centre, ConnectSafely and iKeepSafe to create  the Snapchat Safety Centre.  They have developed some useful guides aimed at parents, teachers,  and Snapchatters to help them understand more about what Snapchat is and the potential dangers.



Here is a great link from The UK Safer Internet Centre with guidance for parents on the settings options available on home internet connections.


 Also, 'Internet Matters' have produced a document guiding parents with setting up devices safely for use online.  

 Device Safety Setup




This new campaign aims to help young people spot the signs of online abuse and grooming


Monitoring apps, what parents should know? - Parent Info




The Vodafone Guardian app helps to keep children safer when using a smartphone. Guardian App


Google’s Safe Search filters give parents the ability to change their browser setting to prevent adult content from appearing in their children’s search results. Google Search


How to stay safe on the Internet — a guidebook for students and parents. Sophos Book


Protect children by activating simple parental controls in the home.  Internet matters

A guide for parents  on Whatsapp.  Whatsapp


BBC's guides to keeping your children safe online. BBC iWonder