Many of the pages on this website will contain links to sites that do not belong to Halton School and as such, we cannot guarantee their content.
We do check all links for suitability before they are added to the site, but content on the internet can undergo rapid changes that we may not spot immediately. We therefore recommend that parents and carers sit with their children when investigating new sites and that they help them to understand how to treat any sites that they do not like.
The school has an Internet Code of Practice that covers the safe use of the internet when the pupils are at school, and this may also prove helpful to others.
In addition, as the children are now spending a lot more time online, you may like to follow some of the links below to find other information on how you can help protect your children when they are using the internet.
Tips for staying safe online:
Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
Never share personal information with people you have met online. This includes where you live, where you go to school, your birthday or any passwords you may have.
Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
Halton Community Combined School has a zero tolerance approach to cyber bullying. We will not tolerate abusive, disrespectful or repeated negativity directed at either our staff or pupils - whether via email, text or social media. We reserve the right to take all appropriate action, including sharing content with investigating authorities.
Internetmatters is an extremely useful website packed with advice for keeping your children safe online. Click the links below to read about some of the issues that arise more frequently: