Safety Online

"Together for a Better Internet" (SID 19)

At Southroyd we want to encourage children to learn how to use the world wide web successfully and safely. Internet safety is vital and we work as a school to regularly update our Safe Internet Use policy and ensure that we are well aware of online safety and how to get the most out of the internet. At school we will shortly celebrate International Safer Internet Day, on February 5th 2019 and we run regular lessons on online safety.

We reviewed our "Acceptable Internet Use" for Southroyd children and also talked about our netiquette (how we should behave online) At the same time we want children to discuss how we can make the "internet better for us" and not a means of taking over too much of our lives.


After the February 2018 survey, we found that instagram and snapchat were the most commonly used social media used in school and that this involved 50% or more children from Y5 upwards. Some details of safety settings are provided below on this page. As a new trend, upto 25% of children in Upper KS2 were using from our 2018 survey. However, more of our children may meet others online through gaming opportunities in XBOX, PS4 or Roblox. A lot of children in Y3 were avid gamers, particularly using the Roblox game.

Upto 50% of our Y6 children use the internet for more than 4 hours a day, with gaming and video watching becoming increasingly popular. We will update these data in February 2018.

An increasing trend was for children to access the internet via a phone - which was often not their own - we urge parents to be sure they have adequate protection and security settings on all devices and will continue to provide links on this page to support parents to do so.

We keep a regular eye on trends and available support for parents, including these new guidance documents for users of Fortnite and Youtube services.

Tik Tok Guidance

Fortnite Internet Guidance

Youtube Internet Safety Guidance


Family / Parental Control Advice for Apple Devices 


Parental setup and Family membership advice for Xbox


Parents' Guide for Settings for Nintendo 3DS

Parental Guide for the Playstation

School Council helped us to make our 2018 Internet Safety Poster helping us to make one for KS2 and one for KS1.

School's Internet Use rules decided by School Council and reviewed each year.

Do you know what age children should access social media?

Autumn survey data showed that children in Southroyd prefer to use Snapchat and Instagram for their social media activity, with some children accessing facebook at home. Here are some useful privacy guides to help you work with your children to ensure they are safe online.

Instagram details are included in the document below.

Facebook privacy settings can be found here.

Safety Online Direct Help

Look at the link below for advice on how to report abuse:

School and Class Council redesigned the internet safety messages display around school in February 2019.


Here are some examples of our eSafety posters made during Safer Internet Day 2018.


Staff Internet Policy

Policy for Staff