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

Aspire Digital Safeguarding Policy

Aspire Social Media Policy

General Information

Screentime boundaries

When you see something scary online

Parent Guide to age-inappropriate content

Online Safety Guide 0-5 years

Online Safety Guide 6-10 years

Parent Guide using artificial intelligence

Parent Guidance for online sexual harassment & 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


Parent Guide to gaming age ratings

Parent Guide to Fortnite4

Parent Guide to Minecraft

Parent Guide to Overwatch2

Parent Guide to Roblox

Parent Guide to Twitch

Social media 

Parent Guide to social media age ratings

IMPORTANT: Primary aged children should NOT have access to social media platforms!  The guides listed below are the most popular platforms for young people (minimum age 13+) and are included for parental information only.

Parent Guide to Amigo

Parent Guide to BeReal

Parent Guide to Facebook

Parent Guide to Instagram

Parent Guide to Sendit (with Snapchat)

Parent Guide to Snapchat

Parent Guide to TikTok

Parent Guide to Twitter

Parent Guide to WhatsApp

Parent Guide to Wink


Keeping children safe on YouTube

Parent Guide to YouTube

Parent Guide to Streaming

Useful eSafety organisations


Commonsense Media

Internet Matters

National Online Safety

NSPCC Online Safety



UK Safer Internet Centre

Page updated June 2023
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