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We are sure you will agree with us when we say that Online Safety (e-safety) is one of the biggest challenges facing parents and teachers today. At school, we constantly advise the children about how to stay safe online, but we know that the children do use social media sites and gaming platforms which allow them to share information and play games with strangers if the privacy settings are not correct. Many parents are very vigilant and monitor the children’s use of devices, however, we know that some children use devices without parental guidance.


On this page you will find advice to help you keep your child safe online.


Let’s face it, the internet is a fantastic place of discovery, fun and instant answers – as long as it is used sensibly and wisely. Unfortunately, we only have to watch the news to realise the dangers involved.


We should all work together to keep the children safe.

Fernwood Primary and Nursery School e-safety policy.

Here is some advice from Mr Wildman on how to reset your game console (Xbox or PS4).

When sold, the default setting is 'adult', meaning interactive games can be played against anyone in the world. The 'child' setting means that children are restricted to playing against their friends only. If they invite anyone else to play, that invitation must be approved by parents.

Xbox One- Online Safety Settings

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Please follow these settings on your Xbox One to ensure your child is safe online. They can still access all their favourite games and play with friends whilst keeping their profile protected.