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Online Safety

We want to safeguard and protect all members of the Bernard Gilpin Primary School online community and promote and maintain a safe, effective and responsive online safety culture.


The following information is intended to provide support for our community.

Being online is an important part of how young people communicate. Ask The Awkward helps you to prepare for regular conversations with your child about online safety.

Click on image below to explore useful resources:

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Common Sense Media

Find age-based ratings, reviews and guidance for everything families want to watch, read, play and learn.

Click on the button below to find out more:


Safer Internet Day

We promote online safety within the curriculum and take part in annual events such as Safer Internet Day.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in our school and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet day resources for parents/carers available in the links below:

Family Activities

Organisations and Resources for Parents and Carers

Top Tips for Respect Online

A Digital World for Everyone

Inspiring Children To Build a Better Digital World

Useful resources for parents/carers

These are some useful resources and guides for you to use to support your family.

Please click on the categories below to access the information.

Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine


Vodafone produce a digital parenting magazine regularly which contains tips and guides to keep everyone safe online.

Please click on the link below to access the magazine:

Staying Safe

Sunderland City Council has produced a leaflet on e-safety for parents and carers. You can view and/or download a copy by clicking on the staying safe logo.



Click on the logo below to get more information about the Shout support service.

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Further Information


Children are given the opportunity to explore the Thinkuknow website which provides information, quizzes and games relating to a wide range of e-Safety issues. The areas covered include e-mail, online chat, text messaging, social networking and online gaming. Click on the Thinkuknow logo to have a look for yourself.


Online Safety Links


Click on the logos to get more tips and advice about e-Safety.


Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is an online reporting system for vulnerable young people.


CEOP helps thousands of children and young people every year who have been in a similar situation. If something scary or bad has happened to you online, CEOP will talk to you to find out what has happened and to help you keep safe.


If you make a report it will be read by one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors who will make contact with you.

If you would like to report an issue to CEOP please visit the link below:

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