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Online Safety

At Ivy House School, we support students, parents and carers with Online Safety. 

Whilst we recognise that the internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices, life online for a child with SEND may pose additional challenges that require careful management and support. We have, therefore, devised a list below of useful websites and resources that will support you to keep your child safe whilst online. 

National Online Safety - Parent Guides

These helpful guides are created by National Online Safety, we hope these will be informative and support you and your child to keep safe online. Over the next few weeks will be releasing a new parent guide for you to read through. We hope this enables you to keep you and your child safer online. 

Useful Websites and Resources

The following websites offer support and advice to both young people and parents.
Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Guide for Parents

Childnet - Own It - BBC
  • Childnet: Childnet is an International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
4-7s Homepage
  • Thinkuknow: Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.


  • Safer Internet: Safer Internet offers tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.


  • CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command): CEOP is an organisation in which you can report and gain advice on online abuse.

Support Agencies | Suffolk Constabulary

The NSPCC also offer a wide range of resources and advice for parents, these are as follows:

The NSPCC have worked in collaboration with O2, bringing together O2’s tech know-how and the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children.

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

Net Aware describes and reviews all the latest and most popular social networking sites, apps and games used by children and young people. It also gives the views of parents and children.

Net Aware is a great resource to inform parents and carers who want to know about:

  • age suitability

  • privacy settings

  • appropriate content

  • safety and security settings

  • Supporting young people with SEND online

You can also get more advice and information on Cyber Bullying from the Department for Education's website by visiting the link below:

DfE Cyber Bullying Advice

Please contact school if you need further information or advice.