Creswick Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S35 8NN

01142 468020

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Love one another as I have loved you

Online Safety

Parents please click here to learn more about Cyberbullying.

Parents please click here for advice about Facebook

The internet can be great fun. You can chat to your friends, play games and learn about new things. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like. If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault.

The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are here to help if you are a young person.  They also have advice and links to support for  online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.


For more information and advice on Online Safety for parents, please click the following links:-


Visit the Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on this Click CEOP button    


The Digital intelligence and Investigations Team

The Digital intelligence and Investigations Team at South Yorkshire Police are working with young people who are involved with cybercrime to  make them aware of the Computer Missus Act 1990, the consequences and help steer them onto using their skills that are high in demand for good. They also work with parents/guardians, teachers and youth workers to help identify any possible young adults who are involved in carrying out cyber crime and to work together to provide mentorship and support towards educating them to use their talent legally and try and prevent re-offending.

They deliver cyber crime protection information to communities and businesses across the South Yorkshire area through presentations, meetings and telephone calls and provide advice and support to previous victims to prevent them from becoming a repeat victim.


Please click on the following pictures for more specific information regarding some of the main social media platforms :-










Tick Tok



Parents Top Tips for Online Safety:- 

Starting the conversation: 

"Find a good time and place"
Try to choose a good moment. Pick an opportunity when you know you’re not going to be interrupted
and you are both going to feel comfortable and have enough time – without turning it into one of those ‘special talks’ moments.

"Think about how you are going to introduce the subject"
You could mention a recent news story or just explain why you would like to talk to them about something.
Try to be clear. It’s no good having a difficult conversation if at the end of it they don’t really understand what you wanted to talk to them about.

"Explain to them why you are worried"
Your child might think that you are getting worried for no good reason, but if you explain why something is troubling you they will understand why you want to talk to them.
Tell them if it is something you’ve noticed in their behaviour or maybe something you have read about or seen their friends doing.
Help them to understand your worries so that together you can work them out.

"Let them talk"
It’s hard sometimes when a child doesn’t want to open up. Asking them a question like ‘how are things going’
and remembering to give them time to answer will help. It’s tempting to keep talking at them to fill the space – try not to.

"Listen more than you talk"
A conversation has to have two people in it.  It’s important you listen to them and that you explain you’d like them to listen to you.
Talking at them is never going to work.

"Be loving and supportive"
The most difficult conversations can be made easier if your child understands that you care about them
and whatever the outcome you will love them just as much.  

If your child tells you something that worries you:-

Take a break
If your child is telling you things that worry you it is really important to stay calm and not to react immediately.
Let them tell you what’s going on and then decide together how you're going to deal with it.

Get help together
If your child tells you something which means they could be in danger you must report this to the relevant organisations.
Try to agree to do this together. Don't take over unless you think that is your only option. 

Get support for yourself
Your focus is going to be on looking after your child, but remember to look after yourself
as well and get support from your family and friends. You can get further advice from the following websites:-
 , Parent Zone and Parent Info

Check out these websites for even more information!  Cyber Security Challenge      Digital Cyber Academies      Code Academy      Cyber Security and It Careers      Free Code Camp      Hack The Box