Online Safety

At Tredworth Junior School, we believe that technology and the internet can be used to support the children’s learning journeys. As a school we use South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) who run the filtering system to help ensure that the children and staff are working in a safe online environment.


With the internet evolving all the time, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends. We have provided the links below to give you guidance and support on keeping your children safe online.






Common Sense Media provides parents with unbiased information on educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books and music. 


Ask About Games provides details on PEGI ratings, parental controls and advice on video games. It aims to answer questions parents and players may have about video game ratings and provide advice on how to game responsibly and get the most out of video gaming for the whole family. 


Internet Matters is a new portal designed to help parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, from pre-school age to teens. It also provides step-by-step instructions on setting parental controls and safety settings as well as guides on talking to children about safe social media use


FutureLearn provide youth mental health courses to explore and understand the mental health issues that affect children and young people. ‘The Power of Social Media and Effects on Children Teach-Out’ has been created for parents, teachers, teenagers and anyone interested in learning more about social media and its effects.  On this course, learners will explore the positive and negative impacts of social media for young people, learn methods and tips for protecting personal information and navigating digital spaces appropriately and safely.


You can register for this free course at


Winterbreak On Line Safety Resources - December 2020


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.


Being social online this December: a parent's guide

    Access to new tech over the winter period can provide new opportunities for children and young people but also            present risks. 

Our guide for parents looks at how they can support their child to be safer online this season by focusing on 3 key areas: viewing, sharing, chatting and friending.


Access the guide

4 steps you can take to help children stay safer


Our new post take you through the importance of conversations with children and young people about communicating safely online, helping them to understand how to report anything worrying, and reminding parents and carers about setting up parental controls. 


You'll also find examples of resources that you can use to build on these conversations and develop skills and knowledge in the new year.