Online Safety Help Page

Online Safety is paramount at Goodwin Academy, especially with the increasing access to online platforms that contain potentially harmful content. In order to equip our students to safeguard themselves when it comes to being aware of the dangers of misleading information available, we have developed 7 foci, all of which are supported by salient points that will be reiterated across the school via the following: staff week ahead, student teams, TV monitors, school website, school calendar and student week ahead.

These 7 foci and salient points will be shared on a rotation each week and each topic will be delivered to the students during their Social Moral/Impact Learning lessons during Terms 3/4.

The 7 foci are:

  1. Cyberbullying
  2. Sharing semi-nude and nude images
  3. Peer pressure
  4. Self-esteem
  5. Online Pornography
  6. Healthy relationships
  7. Body Image


CEOP: ThinkuknowSuggested sites and internet safety advice by age group
ChildLine: Staying safe onlineChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.
Childnet International: Parents and CarersWorking to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Digital Trends: Android App Security Basics: Easy Ways To Keep Your Phone SafeHow to avoid inadvertently downloading malware, basic tips to keep your Android phone safe and secure.
Digizen Family AgreementA common understanding of what is and what isn’t appropriate behaviour online.
Internet Watch FoundationReport criminal online content securely and confidentially.
K9 Web ProtectionFree, enterprise-class security software designed for home computers
Kent Safeguarding Children BoardInformation and advice for professionals working with chidren in Kent.
Kids Privacy: Tips & Scripts for Parenting in the Digital WorldInformation and resources for parents on raising kids in a digital world.
KidSMARTSMART rules – (S)afe (M)eeting (A)ccepting (R)eliable (T)ell
Macworld: Set up a kid-friendly iPadBefore handing over your iPad to a kid, it’s best to do some parental preparation.
National Crime Agency – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)CEOP helps children stay safe online. Report inappropriate online behaviour.
NSPCC: Online pornAdvice on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn and sexually explicit material.
PlayStation: Parental ControlsRestricting access to PlayStation and network features and PlayStation Store purchases.
Virtual Global TaskforceAn international partnership of law enforcement agencies, non-government organisations and industry to help protect children from online child abuse.
Xbox 360: Online safety and privacy settingsChange the online safety and privacy settings for any profile on the Xbox 360 console
Xbox One: Family SecurityONE securityLearn how to configure privacy and online safety settings for Xbox One

Online Safety Kit

Our Safeguarding Team in the Trust have pulled together some very valuable links and information to services and resources to better protect children online. The information is broken down into age groups as well as information for parents/carers and staff.

There is a wealth of information here and the page will be regularly reviewed and updated to bring you the latest advice to protect children online, while playing games and when using their phones.


Parental advice for online safety