Online Safety for Clermiston Parents/Carers


Stay Happy and Healthy Online!

Advice on how to help your child to stay happy and healthy online

We have created this page as a support for grown ups, as online life can sometimes feel like a bit of a worry. There are so many ways our young ones (and old ones!) use the internet in a positive way, such as finding information, gaming, shopping and socialising!

The internet is not unlike the play park - it's a space where we know our children have fun...but we wouldn't let them play there without having checked it out for ourselves! 

Below you will find links to up-to-date app info, where to go if you are concerned about something you've seen online, and how to keep on top of the ever-changing world of the internet. 

It needn't be a scary place... arm yourself with know-how and keep the conversation open!

For info on our newly established Teams, click here.


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Cheat Sheets

Up-to-date App Cheat sheets!

Have you heard your child talking about these apps? Here are some cheat sheets to keep you up to date - worth noting that none of our children are technically old enough to be using these apps! 



Click to Download Discord [pdf 2MB] Click to Download
Parent Guide
Click to Download Instagram [pdf 2MB] Click to Download
Parent guide
Click to Download TikTok [pdf 899KB] Click to Download
Parent Guide
Click to Download WhatsApp [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Parent Guide

Top Tips!

Our 2018-19 Digital Leaders worked together to come up with a set of tips for grown-ups. Developing these with the pupils was quite eye-opening, with the biggest takeaway being that they want more guidance from all of us and although they may not always make it easy, they know that ultimately, you are in charge!