Online Safety

At Horizons College we believe that learning about staying safe online is very important. We make sure all our learners are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe. Every learner, parent and or carer will sign our acceptable use of ICT and Internet form to make sure they understand how to use the equipment and stay safe online.

Safer Internet Day

Horizons College takes part in Safer Internet Day each year.  It’s celebrated across the globe, with thousands of young people joining in across the UK to explore how they can use the internet responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. We continue the work from Safer Internet Day throughout the year.

Find out more by following the link to the UK Safer Internet Centre Website

Useful Information 

Below are some excellent resources for Learners, Parents and Carers:

Top tips for setting boundaries around gaming

Sharing photos  - What parents and carers need to know about Sharing Photos

How to combat online bullying 

Anime - What parents and carers need to know about Anime

ESports - A guide for parents and carers

Snap Chat

Tiktok – A Useful Guide for Parents and Carers

Netflix – A Useful Guide for Parents and Carers

Online Grooming

Minecraft – What parents need to know

Online Gaming to Online Gambling – Recognising the signs

Be Kind Online

There are a list of SMART rules which will help our young people to stay safe online. These rules can be viewed by clicking here and should be followed when using all kinds of technology such as mobile phones, games consoles and home computers.

 Online Safety Websites

UK Safer Internet Centre


MENCAP Internet Safety Guide

MENCAP Staying Safe Online