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Online Safety/Social Media



As a parent, you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  However, you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

Here are five top tips on how to ensure your child is safe and protected online:

  • Keep the computer/internet access in a family area
  • Be alert for any signs that your child is distressed or uneasy after using any devices
  • Install software to protect your device’s security and set a search filter to restrict the type of websites that are found
  • Keep up-to-date on what your children do online by helping them with any online tasks
  • Keep evidence of any offending emails or messages and ensure you report them immediately

To find out what the age restrictions for the various social media platforms, please click here.

It is the view of Bromet Primary School that children of primary school age should not be engaging with social media platforms- they all have restrictions 13+. If as a parent/carer, you choose to allow them to access these sites, then we would encourage you to familarise yourself with the content on this page. It will help to keep you informed and help to keep your child safer. 


Age Restrictions for Social Media Apps

Posted on February 12, 2023 

Please ensure you are monitoring your children online. We are seeing more incidents of cyber-bullying and negative online relationships out of school which is causing anxiety in children and friendship issues both in and out of school. Please remember any of the following apps are not to be used by primary aged children: 

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Bromet Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.


To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media, we've suggested a few internet sites below which are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.

Click on the individual links to find out more.



The NSPCC website contains useful information for parents about supporting your child. There are pages about setting parental controls on internet-enabled devices and how to talk to your child about the risks of going online 


Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet Matters

Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

UK Safer Internet

UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services


PEGI is the official ratings system for computer games. Their website explains what they rate and how to understand each of their symbols.

National Online Safety

NSPCC Share Aware Lucy & The Boy

NSPCC Share Aware campaign video


Useful Guides for Parents