The internet is part of everyday life for most of us whether at school, work or home. It can be a confusing, difficult and dangerous place for students to navigate.
Thamesmead School is part of the Digital Schools network and is able to provide parents and students with useful information and support to stay safe online.
We encourage all parents to visit the websites below for tips on social media safety controls and up to date advice on the apps and websites that your children may be using.
Also look out for this logo for weekly tips in our Thamesmead Talk newsletter.
There are a number of organisations that can offer direct support to you and your child. Here are a few that we would recommend:
Childline 0800 1111
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline 0344 3814772
The NSPCC/O2 Parents Helpline 0808 8005002
A wealth of information and support is also available online, including on the following sites:
Get Safe Online
Think you know
UK Safer Internet Centre
NSPCC Online Safety Advice
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Digital Parenting Magazine -for useful advice on all areas of online safety
Copies of the Digital Parenting magazine are always available from the school Reception or at Parent Progress Review Meetings.
Further useful information