Safeguarding Curriculum at Ardley Hill Academy

Safeguarding Curriculum


Keeping my child safe Online

PEGI Ratings:


Age ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as games, but also films, tv shows or mobile apps, is clearly labelled with a minimum age recommendation based on the content they have. These age ratings provide guidance to consumers, parents in particular, to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product for a child.

Video games are enjoyed by a very diverse group of players throughout Europe. Both children and adults, men and women, play games regularly, either on a dedicated game console, a personal computer, or a mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet.

While most games are suitable for players of all ages, others are only suitable for older children and young teenagers. A specific portion of games on the market contain content that is only appropriate for an adult audience.

The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. A PEGI 3 game will not contain any inappropriate content, but can sometimes be too difficult to master for younger children. Reversely, there are PEGI 18 games that are very easy to play, yet they contain elements that make them inappropriate for a younger audience.

PEGI is used and recognised throughout Europe and has the enthusiastic support of the European Commission. It is considered as a model of European harmonisation in the field of the protection of children.


Online Guides for Parents


Do Video Games Actively Cause Violent Behaviour

Early Years Suggested Apps

FIFA 20 Guide

Fortnite Chapter 2

NOS Appearance Guide

NOS Fortnite

Online Safety Tips for Children


Skin Betting Guide

Smartphone online safety tips guide

Suggested Apps (2)

Suggested Apps

YouTube Kids Guide


Governor responsible for Safeguarding: Mrs Elaine Clinton

Please refer to the policies, reports and data page to see our Safeguarding, Pupil Discipline and Behaviour, Fire Safety and Heath and Safety policies


  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 –  updated 9th December 2020

Updated ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ with factual changes in relation to information sharing, homelessness duty and references to domestic abuse. Removed ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015’ and ‘Working Together: transitional guidance’.


  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 – updated 18th January 2021

Updated ‘Keeping children safe in education – for schools and colleges’ to reflect legal changes following EU exit, including guidance on checking the past conduct of individuals who have lived or worked overseas.