At Monkton, we take online safety very seriously.  We believe it is right for all children to feel safe and secure when using technology.

Our pupils are growing up in a world of ever-changing technology. While we feel that the use of technology is a largely positive aspect of modern life, we cannot ignore the risks that can be associated.


Throughout school we aim to teach children:

  • about the impact of cyber-bullying and what to do if they have been affected.
  • to be vigilant when communicating online recognising that people may not always be who they say they are and to be sensible about what they share.
  • to tell an adult they trust if something is upsetting them.
  • to question the reliability of information given through a web based source.
  • to search responsibly for information while using internet browsers.

We understand that much of our pupil's use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters.

Below are a list of useful websites, advice and resources that you may find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child. At the bottom of this page are resources that your child can directly access as well to help them learn about online safety.

Check out this 'How to...' guides to help keep you and your children safe when using tech and playing games online. 

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The following webpages and guides contain lots of useful information about staying safe online:

Kent Guidance

Get Safe Online

UK Safer Internet Centre


Ask About Games - advice on computer gaming and parental controls

Pegi - helps parents make informed decisions when buying video games 

Mobile phones

Carphone Warehouse - guide to mobile web safety

02 Child Protection Information

e-Safety for Parents