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This page provides resources and advice to parents and carers about keeping children safe online.  Scroll down for the latest e-safety updates and news.

E-Safety Advice

Below is a list of resources to support parents in keeping their children safe online.
If you find additional resources that you think would be useful to share, please contact us and we'll be happy to share it.

Please note: the school cannot be held responsible for the content of external sites.


How risky is that app?

Know your Snapchats from your YOLO and your House Party. This useful site from NSPCC details social networking sites, apps and games that children might use and the potential risks associated with each. (external site)






Turn parental controls on!

Learn how to turn parental controls on a variety of devices, activate filters for your broadband and much more. Click here (external site) 










Advice on cyber-bullying

Get advice for parents on cyberbullying from the DFE - how to spot it and how to prevent it. (external site)


Concerned? Visit CEOP

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

If you need advice or are concerned about your child's internet use, visit their site. (external link)

Latest e-safety updates:

Sent: 17 December 2019


A primary school has shared concerns regarding the app below that appears to have been used by an 8 year old, but led to a serious situation of online grooming. 

Please could you consider letting all parents/carers/children know of the potential perils of this app.




Sent: 06 December 2019

West Midlands Police has been made aware of an App called “UNICO LIVE”.  The app is publicised as age restricted 12+ and designed for young people to upload videos of them performing, singing and dancing etc.; it has come to our attention that there is inappropriate content on the platform involving young people which is being investigated.

The content does not appear to be monitored and we urge you to raise awareness widely to increase vigilance and reduce the likelihood of any child being exploited.



Sent: 26 February 2019

The horrifying #Momo challenge has reportedly been appearing in children's YouTube videos, causing panic and upset amongst young people. The following guide may be helpful: 


Sent: 17 January 2019

A Walsall primary has shared a concern regarding the above site where it appears that indecent pictures were sent to children.


Sent: 9 November 2018

Youtuber called Chad Wild Clay posts Youtube videos that look and sound very child friendly but when you watch them they are actually about weapons - knives, knuckle gloves that can have blades attached, concealed knives in everyday objects.

The most concerning thing is that these videos are targeting younger children and there is no age restriction attached.  The most concerning thing is that if parents glanced at the youtube video they would think it is suitable for their children to watch as it is just like the videos where children are opening surprise toys.


Sent: 15 March 2018

Previously we suggested to parents/carers that they monitor the use of the game Roblox.  Please be reminded of this due to a very concerning incident locally of grooming of children.


Sent: 13 March 2018
Parents need to know that Houseparty - Group Video Chat is a video-focused social media app. Friends (and friends of friends) can communicate with each other via live video and texts. Because there's no screening and the video is live, there's always the possibility of inappropriate content for children.

Sent: 06 November 2017
Subject: 2 APP ALERTS.....

In the last week we have received concerning information regarding the following 2 Apps:
48-hour challenge: Children going missing on purpose in ...
Parents are being warned about a viral game on Facebook where children deliberately go missing for 48 hours in a competition to see who can get the most attention.
MovieStarPlanet - Fame, Fortune and Friends.
MoviestarPlanet - a social game for kids, teens & tweens. Play dress up, be creative with Artbooks & star in movies. Have fun in a safe online network. Fame, fortune ...



Sent: 21 September 2017 21:09
Live me  - we want to make parents aware of concerns about children and young people using a popular live streaming mobile app The app allows its users to post live broadcasts and receive “tips” from other users for completing specific tasks during live broadcasts. These “tips” are in the form “gold coins” and can be exchanged for money. Users then have the ability to either delete the recording of the live broadcast or post it on their profile. The app also does not have any restrictions on the age an individual needs to be to create an account.
Understandably, this app has attracted young people who may not be equipped to understand the dangers of recording and sharing sexual videos or engaging in sexual activity while streaming live video feeds. They need to understand that anyone on the other end of the live feed can capture a still image or video of them engaged in that activity – all without their knowledge.
Thank you

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