At Cromford Church of England School we are committed to ensuring we take the correct steps to safeguard the children and adults associated with our school. We are continually reviewing and updating our practices to be in line with the current safeguarding procedures, and any new risks that come from online areas such as social media.
Tips and advice for parent/carers
Here you'll find a collection of articles designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. These articles have been written for Parent Zone by digital online experts and are a great source of information and advice for parents and professionals.
Under 13s and Social Media
Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. It’s hard to get reliable information on just how many underage users are on social media, but one study estimated that over a third of UK nine-to-12-year-olds have a Facebook profile. READ MORE HERE
Where can parents go to report hateful or illegal content and contact online?
For useful advice please READ MORE HERE
9 Simple Online Parenting Tips
To read these useful tip please READ MORE HERE
Setting filters on Google
Searching the internet is a daily activity and Google is often the first port of call for homework, shopping and finding answers to any questions READ MORE
Filters and beyond – facts and figures
- 31% of parents of children whose phone can be used to go online have put filters in place. 
- One in five 12-15 year-olds know how to disable online filters.
- Half of all parents think their child knows more about the internet than they do.
- Half of children aged 12-15 use the internet on their own most of the time.
- One in five 12-15 year-olds say they have seen something in the past year that is worrying, nasty or offensive.
- One in five internet users aged 12 to 15 deleted the record of the websites they had visited.
- More than two in five parents say they talk to their child at least monthly about the websites they have visited.
Understanding video game ratings
Since 2012, age ratings for video games have been compulsory in the United Kingdom. These ratings are set by an organisation called Pan European Game Information, usually known as PEGI, and they are a useful tool for parents trying to decide whether a game is right for their children - but they're not the same as film ratings, so what exactly do they mean READ MORE HERE
If you want to report something you or your child are worried about online please CLICK HERE
If you have any concerns or would like to know more please contact school.