App guides for families

Click here to see a collection of guides that provide parents and carers with key information about the most popular social media and gaming apps children and young people are using today.

The guides include a detailed overview of the app, outlining the age rating and key terminology. They also highlight the risks each app poses to young people and give detailed instructions on how to enable parental controls and safety settings.

General Information

The internet is amazing.  Children can create, connect, play and learn - opening up a world of exciting posibilities.  But with the digital world evolving all the time, how can you ensure your child is staying safe?

The NSPCC website has lots of useful advice for you, including how to set up parental controls and how to talk to your child about being safe online.   The Safer Internet website saferinternet.org has advice for young people and parents and guardians, about what to do to help young people stay safe online. The NSPCC has a link to 'Net Aware' - a parent guide to the most popular social platforms.  It gives you information about the sites, apps and games your child may use and can help you to make an informed decision about whether you think they are suitable.

 As part of the Curriculum for Wales your child will discuss and learn how we can all stay safe online and about the dangers we may face on the internet.  We get involved with national Internet Safety Day, which is held on the second Tuesday every February each year.  Digi-Leaders were involved with two assemblies helping pupils here at St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School to stay safe online. Click on the link to see the Digi-Leaderspage.

We encourage pupils to speak to a trusted adult if they are unhappy about anything they see online.   Our school internet provider operates a filtering system which restricts access to inappropriate materials.  Every pupil signs an ICT code of conduct when they get to Year 3  so that we know they have understood our school's rules on staying safe.


Please click here for information for parents and carers regarding online safety .  


If you require any further advice or support please contact Mrs Kupe or Mrs Brana.