Ysgol Trefnant

Learning and growing in our Christian Community


Online Safety

The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their  access to various  types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of  various online risks. 

If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact  your child’s class teacher. 


Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.


At Ysgol Trefnant we follow the SMART Rules:

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn fiv...




Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website -

Childnet International


Childnet International – Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People


CBBC Staying Safe

CBBC Stay Safe is a super internet survival guide for you and your child/ren. Here are the tips and tricks you'll need to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.


NSPCC Share Aware Campaign

Launched in January 2015, this campaign aims to raise awareness of how to help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games. They have a useful guide to the social networks young people are using on their Net Aware website:


Links for Parents/Carers


Ask About Games - Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls


Visit Google's Safety Centre to learn how to change Google's search settings to SafeSearch filtering: This setting is designed to screen sites.


Top Tips for Safer Surfing!

  • 1. Remind your child that the internet is not a private space. Any information that your child puts online can be shared with anyone and may be used in a harmful way.
  • 2. Keep communication open! Let your child know that it’s never too late to tell if something or someone is making them uncomfortable.
  • 3. Teach your child to only open emails from people they know. Files may contain inappropriate images, content or viruses
  • 4. Keep the computer somewhere in the house where it is easy for you to monitor what they are viewing.
  • 5. Use internet filtering software and your browser’s control to offer the degree of security needed to protect your child.



Digizen is a game provided by Childnet International. You can play Digizen with your child. This game gives you different decisions and options to make about internet use and friendships in a school day and the consequences.