Advice on YouTube

Did you know that YouTube is only intended for children OVER 13? 

Advice on YouTube:

  • We recommend that parents stay close by if younger children are allowed to use YouTube – when this is possible. The YouTube Terms of Service state that the “the YouTube Website is not intended for children under 13”.
  • Discuss with your child what kind of videos it is all right to watch on YouTube.
  • You don’t always know what you get to see on YouTube until you click the play button. Talk with your child about the fact that they might come across content that is unsuitable for children.
  • Invite your child to talk to you if he or she watches a scary or uncomfortable video clip.
  • It might be useful to activate the filter that is found at the bottom of the YouTube website if younger children are allowed to use the website. The filter is activated by changing the “Safety Mode” from “off” to “on”. Unfortunately, the filter isn’t especially effective, and activating it should not create a false sense of security in parents. Remember that the most important filter is in the mind and the heart of the child, not on the website or your computer.

Does your child want to publish video clips on YouTube?

  • Talk to your child about copyrights related to images, video clips and music.
  • If you want to publish images or video clips showing a recognisable person, you always have to ask this person for permission.


e-Safety for Pupils and Parents

Pupils at Welholme Academy use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning and e-Safety plays a very important part in how we protect the children under our care. In school we have extensive security measures in place which are monitored both internally and externally, to prevent children accessing inappropriate materials. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy.

e-Safety is taught throughout the school to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Pupils have access to a great range of e-Safety lessons using their own Blog account and parents are free to use these materials with their children at home.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
This section of the website aims to provide both pupils and parents with help and guidance to ensure your children enjoy the internet in a safe environment.


eSafety Facebook Privacy Settings

eSafety IT Glossary

Sophos Little Big Book of Badness UK

eSafety Policy Welholme


Safer Internet Centre
Think U Know 5-7 Years
Think U Know 8-10 Years
Common Sense Media
Kid Smart Website

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.

E-Safety Word Wall

  • Stay safe online
  • Don’t meet up
  • Don’t give out personal information
  • Don’t meet up with someone you know online
  • Accepting files from people you don’t know can cause problems
  • Check information before you believe it
  • Always tell an adult if your are worried
  • Create a username not your real name
  • If anyone asks for your information, tell a trusted adult
  • Don’t arrange to meet up with someone
  • If someone you don’t know adds you, block them
  • Don’t use a picture of yourself
  • Webcam images can be recorded and copied
  • Webcam images can be shared around the world
  • Don't open emails from someone you don’t know
  • Make sure you delete emails from people you don’t know
  • Never give out your address
  • Never tell people which school you go to
  • Don’t send your photo to someone you have met online
  • Treat people how you would like to be treated yourself
  • Do not reply to nasty emails
  • If you get a message that upsets you, tell an adult
  • Do not send something that might upset anyone
  • Never reply to SPAM messages
  • Never give your mobile number to people you don’t know
  • People online can trick you into giving them you details
  • Never arrange to meet up
  • If you see a message that upsets you, TELL A TRUSTED ADULT
  • Always use a nickname
  • Some people lie about their online identity
  • Never put your full address on a website
  • Its a good idea to put your real age
  • Ask a trusted adult about your privacy settings
  • Anything you post on social media can be copied
  • It’s not a good idea to add strangers to you site
  • Ask a trusted adult before you download something you want
  • Download sites can contain viruses
  • Do not say nasty things online
  • Don’t upset anyone when playing online games
  • Always use a nickname when playing online games
  • Some people may not be who they say they are
  • If someone is being nasty to you, DON’T RESPOND
  • Tell a trusted adult if anyone bullies you
  • Save any nasty emails
  • Show any nasty emails to a trusted adult
  • Tell a trusted adult
  • E-Safety is Electronic Safety
  • People may not be who you think they are
  • Downloading can be tracked
  • People pretend to be someone they are not
  • Only go on website you know and trust
  • Tell a trusted adult when you are signing up to a website
  • People you don’t know are strangers
  • Keep your personal information private
  • If you ever get that ‘uh-oh’ feeling, tell a trusted adult
  • Be nice to people online
  • Only add your friends when you are online (Xbox PS3)
  • Never chat with strangers
  • Never open attachments from people you don’t know