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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”


Technology is an ever growing and central part to the children of today. We need to prepare them for a world that contains many aspects of technology and the good and bad that can be found within them. This is an area that is taken very seriously and we want them to appreciate the knowledge that it holds, the fun they can have and the dangers that there are. We have regular reminders of appropriate behaviour and browsing habits, we display SMART posters across the school and also have regular meeting about Internet safety.

To support this we constantly remind the children of their responsibility within this and how to report any issues.

Please let a member of staff know if you are concerned by anything regarding online safety, cyber bullying and social media. 

Please find below further information and links regarding E Safety and social media for parents/carers.

Netsmartz for Parents



Net Aware social media guide for parents from NSPCC

The NSPCC has launched an updated Net Aware site for parents and carers. The site, run in partnership with O2 and informed by 1,696 children and young people and 674 parents and carers, includes tips showing how to help your child block or report someone targeting them and a guide to 39 of the most popular social media sites, apps and games used by children and young people including information about new apps like Pokemon Go, Periscope, IMVU, and ESAS have suggested you might share the link below with parents through your school's website, newsletter etc.

Gallery Guardian Child Protection App

ESAS have recommended the Gallery Guardian Protection App which in simple terms, Gallery Guardian looks at every picture a child takes or receives on their smartphone. Using a specially designed image recognition algorithm, Gallery Guardian automatically detects if the image includes nudity or not. In the unfortunate event an image contains something inappropriate, the app alerts parent on their smartphone without disclosing or storing the image in question.
ESAS have recommended that schools share this app with parents and carers.


UK Safer Internet Centre

Kayleigh's Story - Leicestershire Police

Alright Charlie - Blast Project film