Epping Primary School

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Online Safety

Update - Autumn Term 2021

Squid Game

We have become aware that some pupils are referring to the Netflix show 'Squid Game'. This show has an age rating of 15+ due to its brutality and violence, and there are concerns that children will think the show is appropriate to watch due to references made within Roblox.

Within Roblox, there is a 'Red Light, Green Light' game which has become popular and which itself is harmless. After some investigation, this appears to be the source of discussion on the playground.

If you would like any further advice on setting parental control on Netflix, guidance is available on www.childnet.com

LInks and Resources

We hope you will find the links and resources below useful. Many of them are from the website, e_Safety Adviser, of Alan Mackenzie, our online safety adviser who comes into school to work with all the pupils, staff, parents/carers and governors.

Our Online Safety Policy

Reporting internet safety concerns or abuse 

Anyone can use the button below to get advice, help or make a report about abuse or anything online that they have concerns about.

CEOP Report abuse button

e-Safety Adviser

Alan Mackenzie's e-Safety Adviser website for advice and the latest newsletters.

Latest parent and school newsletter: #Ditto Online Safety Magazine 

The magazine is about keeping you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, commonly called e-safety or online safety, but also with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.

Young People and Social Networking Sites

This leaflet gives some guidance on how to stay safe when using the internet, please read it and discuss the content with your child to help give the same messages, about using online resources, that the school gives. 

Letter home regarding YouTube usage amongst pupils.

Useful sites for advice and latest information

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.


Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. There’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. By the team at the NCA's CEOP Command.


Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre has e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.


NSPCC - Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online. Every childhood is worth fighting for.

The Parent Zone

The Parent Zone help families deal with the many difficulties that are thrown up by the pace of technological change, providing them with the knowledge to make the most of the digital age, creatively and confidently.


Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.

CBeebies Grown Ups - Toddlers and Tablets

Learn techniques to ensure your toddler gets off to the right start with tablets.

CBBC Stay Safe

Learn how to stay safe online the fun way with Hacker and Dodge, the Dixi crew, Bobby Lockwood, the Horrible Histories gang and more!

Uk Safer Internet - Parents Guide to Technology

A guide to some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

BBC Webwise

BBC Webwise introduces a range of video and written guides to help you to get connected and develop the online skills to make the most of your mobile, tablet, computer or interactive television.

Parent Port

Seen or heard something unsuitable for children? Maybe it was a programme on TV or online, a film, an advert, a video game or something in a magazine. At ParentPort you can find out about the standards we expect from the media, make a complaint and share your views with us.

Useful Apps

NetAware from NSPCC

Cybersense from Internet Matters

Governors information for parents and carers

The Governors have prepared helpful information for parents and carers about online safety. See the Governors leaflet 'Helping your child with e-safety' and the Year 5 and Year 6 Parent Packs on the Information for Parent/Carers page.

Digital Parenting Magazine

We recently sent a copy of the latest issue home with every pupil. For more information see:

Vodaphone Digital Parenting Magazine website