Online Safety at Christmas Time and Beyond – Template Letter to share with Parents

Please note the 2017 version can be found here.

As Christmas draws near, many children may be looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games under the tree. Educational settings may find this to be an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety tips to help parents/carers make safer choices when buying new devices. It may also serve as a timely reminder to consider how parents/carers can help to keep their children safer online during the festive period and beyond.

To help support educational settings with this, the e-Safety Development Officer has created a template letter that Designated Safeguarding Leads, Headteachers or Managers may wish to adapt and share with their communities.  The letter is based around four top tips:

  • Make informed choices
  • Setting boundaries
  • Filters and Parental Controls
  • Talk to your children

Educational settings may wish to use the letter in its entirely or may choose to share elements, such as within a regular newsletter.

Educational settings may also find it helpful to adapt or share these parent/child contracts from FOSI and a Platform for Good which can be given to children alongside their new devices.

Other additional links that schools may find helpful to share with parents/carers:

If schools and settings have any queries relating to online safety, then please contact the Education Safeguarding Team.

We would like to wish all of our subscribers a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ashley Assiter, e-Safety Development Officer

Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection)


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2 Responses to Online Safety at Christmas Time and Beyond – Template Letter to share with Parents

  1. Caroline Wiles says:

    The template letter is great. Thank you!

  2. Pingback: Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents | Kent Online Safety Blog

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