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Online Safety

Portsmouth's Beware of Lurking Trolls


Meet the lurking trolls, a gruesome gang of online troublemakers who are here to help children learn how to spot potential perils online and what to do if something goes wrong.


Trolls Toons

Why not watch these cartoons where you will follow the adventures of Freddie, Lin, Ryan, Oscar, Cleo, Ollie and Jay as they encounter our disgustingly dastard trolls online – and learn how to defeat them


Click on the characters below to explore how to spot them online and what to do if you meet them....


















5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn fiv...

Age Ratings


All games and apps have age ratings to ensure that you will be only accessing material online that is suitable for your age.


Age Rating  What this means 
PEGI 3 – suitable for all ages
PEGI 7 – suitable for young children
PEGI 12 – suitable for children 12 and over
PEG 16 – suitable for children 16 and ove
PEGI 18 – Only suitable for adults


Game / Video Warnings 


Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)

Rating What this means 

EC – Early Childhood

E – Everyone
E 10+ – Everyone 10+
T – Teen
M – Mature
A – Adult


App Store Ratings


Google App Store Ratings


Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.


Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.


If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

Tips for staying safe online:


  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.


  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.