Digital Safety


At Carrick Knowe, we use technologies to support our everyday learning and teaching. However, we are aware that children also need to be aware of the dangers of technologies and to be aware of the best practice surrounding them. We also know it can be difficult to have internet safety conversations with children at home so we have put together some clips to help you start those all important conversations. We regularly use these clips in school too. We’ve also just added a whole load of Parent Guides to support you in supporting your child on the latest app crazes.

Parent Guides

Video Clips

Below we have uploaded several videos that we think may be helpful for both parents and children. Note that the videos have been produced externally and are aimed at different stages of the primary school.

This clip was created by ‘Child Focus’ and made as part of an e-safety awareness campaign for children aged between 4 and 8 years.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

CEOP have developed a number of resources which we use in school to keep children safe online and alert them to the dangers. This first video focuses on ‘sharing information’ as well as the ‘stranger danger’ aspects of online games and chat rooms. It has been shown in classes from P1-P4 although can also be useful in older classes too.

The next clip is split into three ‘episodes’ focusing on the lives of three children uploading their music. The episodes teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet or speak to online. Definitely worth a watch for all children but especially those creating their own YouTube accounts and/or vlogging.

The next clip is regularly used with our older pupils (P5-P7) to show children the importance of being ‘Share Aware’ and keeping personal information safe online as well as in the real world. Our community police officer also regularly uses this video when visiting the children in the school.



In 2017, the NSPCC teamed up with O2 to help keep children safe online and keep families up to date with all the latest technology developments. And in January 2019, they came to Carrick Knowe to deliver a workshop to our parents. We’ve added all the clips that were shown below and these can act as a great starting point when talking about internet safety with your children. These clips may also be shown in school. Further information can be found by…

  • Visiting the O2 NSPCC website:

  • Visiting the NSPCC website:

  • Downloading the Net Aware app or visiting their website:


The following leaflets and documents were provided to us by NSPCC/O2 during their visit to the school:

How to keep your child safe online

Share Aware – Parents’ Guide

Sexting – Understanding The Risks

And here is a website recommended by one of our parents including most common threats and safety tips:

A Guide To Protecting Children’s Privacy


It was CK Digital Safety Week!

Safer Internet Day was last week but as we were all on holiday we’re having it this week instead!

At Carrick Knowe, we believe that knowing how and why we need to stay safe online is an important aspect of our curriculum.

When using the internet, it is really important to behave towards others just as you would if you were with them in real life.

Treat others online (and in real life) the way in which you want to be treated. Be kind, honest, respectful and responsible.

Story Time #2

Below is a story about how 2 little goats used a mobile phone to take silly photos and send hurtful messages to the troll. They were not kind when using the internet and they hurt a lot of others when they thought they were “just having fun”.

Once you have listened to the story, have a think about the questions below:

  • Why did the little goat not tell his parents about finding the mobile phone?
  • Who did the little goat upset when playing with the mobile phone?
  • How did the troll feel when he received the messages?
  • What advice would you give to the Troll?
  • What advice would you give to the little goats?

Keep your eyes peeled on the website on Wednesday for our next story from our own ICT guru, Mr Morley. #Goldilocks

Online Privacy

What information should you keep private? Your personal information is really important and you need to know how to keep it safe when using the internet.

Your personal information includes your name, address, school, date of birth, passwords etc. You need to make sure that all settings are set to “Private” to ensue your information is safe and that no one else has