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Online Safety

At Hurworth Primary, safeguarding our children is one of our top priorities. As technology plays such a significant role in society today, our goal is to equip our children with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to embrace and use new and ever-changing technology in a safe, responsible, mature and resilient way. The vast range of technology and the ways in which we can communicate are beneficial to all but can occasionally place children, young people and adults in danger if they are not managed appropriately.

We want to ensure we have the right balance between controlling access, setting rules and boundaries and educating our children about responsible use. We want our children to be able to make smart choices online whilst also taking ownership of their own digital lives both now and in the future.

We often hear about the negatives of the online world, but at Hurworth we also want to celebrate the positives and do all that we can to ensure that our children have a positive time online. Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting their children to navigate the risks whilst allowing their children to make the most of the opportunities offered by technology and the online world. The most important thing parents and carers can do is to have conversations and stay engaged with their children’s digital lives. We will endeavour to keep you informed of safety updates relating to the online world.

Click on the icons below for some very useful advice to help everyone stay safe online:

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On this website you will find guidance for setting parental controls on all things tech related from games consoles to mobile phones and tablets with easy to follow step by step picture guides. You can also access a variety of information about common online issues.


Think U Know provides useful information about staying safe online for parents and carers. It also has a range of resources and advice for children of different ages.


Childnet provides advice for parents and carers and young people around staying safe online. Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.


AskAboutGames answers questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and it also offers families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.

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