Safer Internet Day is almost here (6th February 2024) Please see below newsletter to help support with keeping your child safe online….

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Smoothwall Online Safety Advice for Parents Presentations

Academy Transformation Trust are offering two live online parent and carer presentations with our digital safety specialist provider, Smoothwall.

These events will present the key online risks that young people face, and will offer you useful insight into the online world your children see and the risks they may be exposed to.

There will be tips on how to keep your children safe online, expert Q&A sessions, and signposting to useful guides and tips.

If you have any specific questions that you would like answered, please speak to Mrs Richards in the school office before Monday 16 January 2023 so we can ensure your topic is covered in the presentation or live question and answer session.

We ask that all parents attending this live session ensure that they watch the presentation away from their children, as some of the content of the covered may not be suitable for children and young people to hear.

We would also not want to inadvertently advertise inappropriate online risks to young people. The presentations will be delivered on the two dates listed below and links to the events will be sent out via email and/or text message nearer the time.

Monday 23rd January 2023 at 5.45pm

Monday 30th January 2023 at 6.30pm


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Recently there has been an increase in the number of online hoaxes and challenges appearing on social media including Youtube and Tiktok.

Below is some information/guidance relating to these reports:

YouTube – Parent Resources – Information

TikTok – Checklist/Guidance for Parents/carers


If your child/ren have games downloaded onto their mobile device, it is always ideal for a parent/carer to research the game/s to ensure that the content is age appropriate, and whether supervision may be an appropriate action whilst using specific games.

Informing a child that a game they wish to download is not age appropriate for them can be difficult, but it is important to explain in a child friendly way that communication with people we don’t know online is risky and that parents need to be aware of what their child/ren are gaining access to online. Parental Settings can also be used to ensure unsuitable material cannot be downloaded.

E-Safety Help for Parents & Carers

E-Safety Policy

At Phoenix Academy we teach our children the importance of staying safe in today’s online world.

In the academy, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also teach lessons on e-safety, to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

To support our community in keeping Phoenix children safe here are some links to useful sites and links to offer guidance and support.


Please remember it is possible to report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP following the CEOP link on their home page below

Grooming or other illegal behaviour:

If you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously online towards a child, you should in an emergency contact the emergency services by calling 999, or otherwise make a report to CEOP, the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre, see

Child sexual abuse images: 

If you stumble across criminal content online, you should report this to the Internet Watch Foundation Criminal content in the UK includes child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult content as well as non-photographic child sexual abuse images.

Online terrorism:

You can report terrorism related content to the police’s Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit at

Hate Speech: 

Online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender should be reported to True Vision at

A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation as a whole family about how the internet should be used safely and responsibly when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.

To support parents in creating a family agreement Childnet International have put together some free advice and a helpful family agreement template for families to use as a starting point.

Family agreement | Childnet

Useful e-safety links:


An online safety story for 3-7 year olds.


If you would like a leaflet to help please click here