Digital Safety

In this ever increasing technological world, it is very important to keep children safe online. At City of Rochester School we promote the use of the Internet and technology both at school and at home as we feel that it is an invaluable tool for teaching and learning and is an amazing resource. 

National Online Safety Certified School

Although the Internet has many advantages it is important for us to take Internet Safety very seriously.

The curriculum offers a range of opportunities for children to talk about online safety and current issues that are affecting them in the online world. Online safety is delivered as part of PSHE and Computing lessons. 

The school has also received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.

National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.

Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at City of Rochester School on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.”

“It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react to any problems.”
Advice on staying safe in chatrooms
Set up by the Government, the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and private business. Aimed at both complete beginners and the more experienced internet user.  Advice on anti-virus, backup, privacy, how to shop and bank safely, online auction safety etc

National online safety, we make it our mission to make the internet a safer place for children.
Safe online learning club for young people
Internet Watch Foundation – report illegal content online of child abuse images, criminally abusive content and criminally racist content hosted in the UK.
The National Cyber Security Centre helps to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
Lots of advice and guidance how to keep safe online.
Lots of useful information for parents on how to keep children safe on internet.
Online interactive site giving internet safety information for children and parents.
Excellent guide from Tutorful about keeping children safe online

Parents’ Resources – Educate Against Hate

Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups use them to recruit young people. Parents can find answers to common questions and resources to help protect their child 

Prevent – Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership (

PREVENT works with individuals and communities by using voluntary early intervention to encourage them to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology and behaviour

Online safety for school children in Kent and Medway (

With schools now using the internet in a wide variety of settings and young people having access to the net through their own tablets, computers and phones, there is a growing emphasis on the importance of e-safety both at school and at home.

Kent Police, Medway Council and Kent County Council all work closely with teachers, parents and carers on a regular basis to ensure everyone appreciates what risks the internet can pose for children and young people.

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC We all have a part to play in keeping children safe online. Find out how with the NSPCC’s brilliant online safety guides.