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Online Safety for Parents




You have been invited to view exclusive presentations on current online safety for parents.

Below, you will find instructions to a series of short videos. These are free to you as a parent/carer of a child in our school and are brought to you by a nationally renowned specialist, Alan Mackenzie. The videos will take you through a series of issues, they are non-technical and provide you with support and guidance.

  1. Go to the following web page:
  2. Enter the password: This can be found in your parentmail titled 'Safer Internet Day' dated 21/06/2021.

    3.  Enter your email address and the name of the school.

    4. Click ‘Subscribe’. You will receive a welcome email and then, each day after that for 7 days, you will receive an email to view a short video along with supporting advice and links.

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Safer Internet Day!

On Wednesday 16th June, Castleview celebrated Safer Internet Day. 

The children across the school learnt the latest advice and tips, which involved creative planning from the teachers and digital leaders.  All the activities helped the children to think about how to have a safe and have a positive time online.

Here are some highlights:-

Alan Mackenzie Visit!

On Wednesday, our online safety advisor, Alan Mackenzie visited Year 5 and 6 to talk about current trends on social media and talked to our oldest pupils about ways to stay safe online under the theme of ‘Personality and Identity’.

Following this, on Wednesday evening, teachers received up to date professional development training. Online safety is a huge and important area. Whilst many of us did not grow up with technology, it is integral to the lives of our children. In school we have lots of lessons to teach the children about keeping safe online and it is important that you are aware of the risks and issues too.


Alan Mackenzie Newsletter (June 2021)

Take a look at Alan Mackenzie's latest newsletter here which includes an article on TikTok updates.


UK Safer Internet Centre

Hello and welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre Insider. Every month we bring you the latest stories and updates from the three partners in the UKSIC: Childnet International, The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation), and SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning).



June 2021 edition.

This month you will find an article on a groundbreaking tool that empowers children and young people to stop the spread of nude images online.  

Read the full article here.

Also in this edition, you will find a gripping report on the impact of Safer Internet Day.

Read the full article here.

May 2021 edition.

An interesting article highlighting that the UKSIC is calling on the Government to honour its commitments to making the UK a safer place to be online as the Queen pledges the UK will “lead the way” in internet safety.

Read the full article here:

Another interesting article was published, highlighting the Domestic Abuse Bill receiving Royal Assent in Parliament marking a huge step forward in protection for victims of domestic abuse and violence. One of the new provisions makes threatening to share intimate images a crime with perpetrators facing prison if found guilty.

Read this full article here.


Online Safety Committee (July 2021)

On Thursday 9th July, the final Online Safety Committee meeting of the year was held.

The items discussed included:

  • Review of the year.
  • Review of Safer Internet Day
  • Review of the Alan Mackenzie visit
  • What actions can be taken next year.

The Year 6 Digital Leaders made some valuable contributions on how their experiences were and what we could adapt and change going forward.  Their feedback was very much appreciated and will be taken on board. 

As this was the final meeting of the year, we take this opportunity to wish our Year 6 Digital Leaders every success in their future endeavours.

Online Safety Committee (May 2021)

On Thursday 13th May, the Online Safety Committee reconvened, after an enforced break due to Covid 19 restrictions. Sadly since the last meeting, Helen St Ledger resigned her governor position. The committee wanted to thank Helen for all her support over the past three years. Pinky Sandhu and Prakash Beegala have agreed to step into the role of governor representatives so they were welcomed to the committee and presented with their Online Safety Committee badges by Year Six Digital Leaders.

Agenda items included the following items:

  • A review of school policies (Online Safety, Email and Password policies)
  • TSI Tech support
  • 360 Online Safety Award
  • Alan Mackenzie Online Safety Advisor visit
  • Online Safety instances

The Year 6 Digital Leaders presented a fantastic review into the Castleview website and websites from a range of other local schools. The adults were extremely impressed by the quality of their contributions. The review was to provide feedback to Mrs Armstrong, who is heading an upgrade of our current website.

Online Safety Committee (November 2020)

On Thursday 5th November, the first Online Safety Committee meeting of the year was held. There was a packed agenda, items discussed included:

  • The role and responsibility of the committee
  • The terms of reference for 2020
  • Acceptable use policies for staff and children
  • A review of the Goggle Legends Online assembly
  • Online Safety instances

The Year 6 Digital Leaders made some fantastic contributions. The highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of brand new committee badges. The staff, including Mrs St Ledger (governor) who received hers virtually, were particularly excited to be awarded a badge!

‘Be Internet Legends’ (November 2020)

Castleview had its first ever live, online Assembly! Google and Parent Zone delivered an Online Safety assembly entitled ‘Be Internet Legends’ to all the children in Year 2 through to Year 6. The children learnt that to make the most of the internet, they need to make smart decisions. The assembly taught the children about the Legends’ pillars: to be Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave. This was also an interactive experience as the class teachers were able to feedback responses to the live studio via the online chat. The theme of the assembly was to empower younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.

Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

Year 5 and 6

Student Code of Conduct (September 2020)

To ensure the continuing education and online safety of Castleview's students, the children spend a portion of their year's first Computing lesson on a Code of Conduct. The Code keeps the children up to date with the latest guidelines and ensures they know exactly what to, and not to do online. These are are all discussed and understood as a class, before every individual in KS1 and KS2 signs their own personal copy.

Alan Mackenzie Workshop (November 2019)

Every year, we invite the Online-Safety consultant, Alan Mackenzie, to advise us about how best to stay safe online. He speaks to Year five and six pupils about Apps, Games and Social Media and delivers a workshop to Parents, with tailored advice to help them stay up to date with the latest information. Every year the children and adults come away learning lots and changing their online habits!



Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world


Parent Zone have produced a guide to all the latest online platforms that are currently trending with young people.

Follow the link


The new Better Internet for Kids (BIK) website features a section specifically dedicated to parents and carers to help them influence, support, educate and protect their children in the online world.



Click here for your parent guide to the social networks, websites, apps and games that children are currently using from Common Sense Media, NSPCC and O2.


Common Sense

Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. Common Sense helps adults and kids thrive in a world of media and technology. One of the services they provide are trusted reviews for Games, Books, Apps and Movies - so you know exactly what is and is not appropriate.

Click on the image below to visit:




Microsoft's Top Tips for Safer Families

For more detailed information and advice from the company, visit: Microsoft - Online Safety.


Click here for general information, advice and guidance on keeping your children safe online.



The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Child Online in 2021

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