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Keeping our Children Safe Online

Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.”

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 17.

Digital technologies have become vital to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside of school. These technologies are powerful tools which allow children to be creative, collaborative, promote discussion and independence.

At Thorntree we encourage young people to be responsible users with safe behaviours while using the internet and other digital technologies. Young people have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

In a world of rapid changes it can be hard to know where to start in keeping up with our young ones! We do hope that you will find the information and links within this section of our website extremely useful in helping you to be informed of current trends in the digital world and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Online Leaflets (from internet

Primary School Guide

6-10 Cyberbullying Conversation Starters

11-13 Cyberbullying Conversation Starters

Top Tips to manage Screen Time

Managing children’s Screen_Time_Guide

Online Safety tips for parents Age 0-5

Online Safety tips for Parents Age 6-10

Online Safety tips for Parents Age 11-13

Online Safety tips for Moving Up To Secondary School 

Online Gaming Tips

Parent Guides (National Online Safety)




Website links

Step by Step guide to parental controls.

Internet Matters app – talk about online safety issues with your child

Net aware – Guide to the social networks your kids use

UK Safer Internet Centre for Parents/ Carers

Child net for Parents/ Carers

Think U Know for parents

IQM Centre of Excellence Award
IQM Inclusive School Award
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.