Aspire Academy Trust

Internet Safety

The Aspire Academy Trust takes internet safety extremely seriously.  We appreciate it can all be a bit of a minefield, both in keeping up with your child's IT habits and skills and navigating what's appropriate and what's not on the great world wide web.  So, in order to stay as digitally safe as possible, we have put together a list of regularly updated links and downloads we hope you will find useful.

Aspire eSafety Vision Statement

For our Data Protection policies, please click here.

Aspire Digital Safeguarding Policy

Guidance for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and keeping children safe online

The Children’s Commissioner has launched a guide for parents/carers on online sexual harrassment and how they can support children to stay safe online. 

“The things I wish my parents had known” draws together advice from 16 to 21 year olds on how parents should manage tricky conversations around sexual harassment and access to inappropriate content, including pornography.

A surprising but overriding message from young people is that parents should start these challenging conversations early. They suggest broaching topics before a child is given a phone or a social media account, which is often around the age of 9 or 10.

It is hoped this guide will serve as a useful starting point to raise awareness and understanding of online harassment, and to complement key messages on the new relationships and sex education curriculum.  Please click on the link below:

Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents

Social media 

Parent Zone - social media

Parent guide to TikTok

Like most social media platforms, TikTok requires its users to be at least 13 years old, although there’s no robust age-verification in place. When logging in for the first time, the user is asked to log in using either their email, their Google account, or by linking TikTok to a personal Facebook or Twitter account, both of which requires users to be 13 years+.

Further useful guidance

Parent Zone - Guides

Common Sense Media guidance

National Online Safety - Parent Guides

Parents Guide to Roblox

Roblox Parental Controls
Screentime Boundaries

Net Aware - popular games & apps

NSPCC online safety

Keeping children safe online

Age appropriate guidelines for games & apps

UK Safer Internet Centre

When you see something scary online

Parent Guide for safe YouTube and streaming - Safety Detectives

Aspire website - eSafety team work by Aspire Academy Trust