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Parent Support & E-Safety

Atlantic Academy Portland is dedicated to supporting parents and carers and to promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.

We aim to keep this page updated with the most recent information on keeping children safe, whether in their daily living or when using the internet. Please feel free to access the resources below and to suggest to us, using out website suggestion page, any additional resources you feel may be of help to others. 

When is my child ready to go out alone?

As your child/ren get older it is likely they'll want to be a more independent. Going out without you is a natural step for them to take when the time is right. The NSPCC Guide can help you work out when your child is ready but most importantly help you to keep them safe.  

What to do if your child is being bullied or bullying others?

If your child is being bullied, dont panic. Listen, stay calm and reassure them that the situation will get better when action is taken. 

The Anti - Bullying Information Tool for Parents is there to give advice to parents on what to do to help your child if they are being bullied or if they have been accused of bullying others. 

Parents can contact the Academy if they think their child/ren is being bullied. This can be done through out report bullying page which can be found here

Is my child safe on the internet? 

Most child will use the internet daily. The NSPCC guide to online safety, will help parents stay up to date on new information and be able to keep their child safe in today's digital world. Rather than trying to cover every social network out there, they have focused on the ones kids use the most.

Dorset Police have also create an online safety newsletter to help parents understand how to keep their children safe, please click here to read. 

For more in eSafety and student welfare please click here

Website resources

Childline Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to 18 years. No problem is too big or too small.
FRANK For friendly, confidential advice and any questions about drugs, Talk to Frank.
Bullying UK Bullying UK provides 24-hour support to children and young people who are being bullied either in or out of school, at home or at work.
Anti-Bullying Alliance The Anti-Bullying Alliance helps to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow and play.
The Parent Zone The Parent Zone makes life easier for parents by developing information to help them make informed choices.
Think U Know Keeping children and young people safe online and protecting them from sexual abuse and exploitation.