Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Online Safety

If you have any concerns or questions about staying safe online, please contact school and our IT Lead, Lisa Iliffe, will be happy to support you.

We update this page on a regular basis so check in for the latest, 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we must stress that the advice given on this page is for guidance only and despite our best efforts, could be out of date.


Take a look at this 4 minute video which explains what

in-game chat is, which can be useful opening up

conversations with children and   young people. 

View it HERE


Common Sense Media have put together a handle little guide called 'Parents'Decision Guide to YouTube for Young Kids'.

View it HERE

  Microsoft have recently released some new management features that parents can use. Available    for iOS and Android, it is a free download and it has some great features, e.g.:
  • Create new child accounts.
  • Manage screen time limits (including grant more time).
  • Accept or decline friend requests.
  • View and manage friends list.


Click HERE for 10 ways to use the internet positively.


There has been an increase in the incidents reported from users of TIK TOK.  Please use the links below to find out more about the app and how to keep young people safe.

  Click HERE to take a look at an explanation of the PEGI   age ratings.  Here you will find game overviews and age   ratings for computer games.


 The NSPCC (Childline) have a new reporting facility available so that under 18's can report if an   image or video of them has been shared online in order for it to be removed from the Internet. 

  Click HERE for more details

 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.

 Advice for parents on supporting positive sexual behaviour 

 Meeting and chatting to others online is normal for the majority of teenagers, but using online dating services may put them at risk. Click below for advice and support.

Nude Selfies

Use the link below to read the latest advice from CEOP regarding the sending of nude pictures.

CEOP - Sending Nudes

 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



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.



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

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







 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 IT Lead have undertaken the following training:


Details of training undertaken on previous dates can be requested.



PREVENT - (all staff) - Nov 2018

Identifying and Talking About Suicide (IT Lead) - Feb 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education - (All staff) March 2019

Safer Recruitment Training (SLT and Man Comm) - March 2019

Child Looked After (IT Lead) - May 2019

DSL Refresher Training - ongoing

Managing Mental Health in Schools, understanding how technology can open pathways to harm and opportunities for positive intervention. (IT Lead) - June 2019

Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - June 2019

Twitter Basics - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Safeguarding L1 Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Mental Health Awareness Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Need to Know, Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Youtube Basics - (IT Lead) - Oct 2019

Suicide Prevention - (IT Lead) - Oct 2019

Safeguarding - (all staff) - Nov 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education Update - (all staff) - Nov 2019

Selective Mutism - (all staff) - Nov 2019

Youth Produced Imagery - (IT Lead & Assistant Head) - Nov 2019

Counselling Techniques - (IT Lead) - Dec 2019

Eating Disorders - (IT Lead) - Dec 2019

Instagram Basics - (IT Lead) - Jan 2020

Self Harm in Young People - (IT Lead) - Mar 2020

Understanding Young Minds - (IT Lead) - Apr 2020

Esafety V1 - (IT Lead) - June 2020

Suicidal Thoughts V2 (IT Lead) - Aug 2020

Back to Basics, Discord - (IT Lead) - Sep 2020

Covid 19 'Wave Two' Readiness - (IT Lead) Sep 2020