Staying Safe on the Internet

The Internet is a place where our students-your daughters-have grown up. It is where they socialise, listen to music, learn new things, share their thoughts and play games. As a parent it may feel impossible to keep up-to-date with what is 'trending' or it can be frightening to imagine what your child might come across online.

We appreciate you want to be able to protect them and give them the tools to navigate their way safely through their virtual life.

There is a host of information online, for parents, which can feel overwhelming. Here we have linked practical tips, from online safety professionals.

Safer Schools NI App

Parents - empower yourself with the Safer Schools App to safeguard the well-being of your daughter in the online world.

Is your daughter active on platforms like TikTok, Snapchat, Among Us, or Roblox? Are you familiar with configuring privacy settings to ensure their safety, or know how to block, report, and mute other users? The Safer Schools App equips you with the knowledge and tools to handle these concerns and more.

Here's how the app benefits you:

• Stay Informed: Receive prompts, updates, and warnings about current online trends and threats, ensuring you are well-versed in the dynamic digital landscape.
• Navigate the Digital World: Gain insights into fake news, influencers, harmful content, and other crucial aspects of the online sphere.
• Social Media and Gaming Mastery: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of social media platforms and various gaming interfaces. Stay informed about the latest buzzwords, potential risks, and learn how to establish optimal privacy settings for your child or young person.
• Interactive Learning: Engage in an interactive Quick Quiz to track your learning progress and test your knowledge.
• Expert Advice: Access guidance on issues such as bullying, image sharing, mental health, consent, and healthy relationships. Learn effective ways to communicate with your child or young person about these issues and discover how to provide support should they encounter such challenges.

Find out more information on the Safer Schools NI website

Download the Safer Schools NI App

Scan the QR code to get the app from the relevant store.

App Store QR code
Play Store QR code

Entry code for Parent/Carer Post Primary: 0689

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is an annual event promoting responsible online practices, especially among young people. Celebrated on the second Tuesday of February, it aims to raise awareness about online safety. Ashfield Girls' High School actively participates in this initiative, organising a special assembly, activities, and inviting guest speakers. The school also holds competitions to engage students and foster a culture of responsible digital citizenship. The focus is on educating students about cyberbullying, online privacy, and promoting positive online behaviour. The goal is to empower Ashfield Girls' High School students to navigate the digital world safely and make informed decisions. This year we will celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 6th February 2024. The theme of this years event is Inspiring change. Enjoy this video from Safer Internet Day 2023.

Useful Links

CEOP Safety Centre

CEOP Think You Know

Childline – Staying Safe Online


Internet Matters

Report Harmful Content