Staying safe online

Staying safe online

At Bayford Primary School we work with staff, pupils, and parents to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential online safety risks.

We discuss, monitor, and review our online safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour, and Anti-Bullying Policies. We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning, and in the embedding of online safety across the whole school curriculum.

You can use the links below to find out more about safeguarding in general, how we manage behaviour in school, and also advice on wellbeing.

Support and advice for parents

We provide regular opportunities in school for parents/carers to receive online safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good online safety behaviour.

You can also access plenty of helpful and important advice and information using the links provided here.

Childnet is a UK-based charity which empowers children, young people, and those who support them in their online lives, and its mission is to work with others to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

Parent Zone is a social enterprise aiming to help parents develop the right skills and understanding, so that their children can discover the possibilities and opportunities available to them online.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP (National Crime Agency-Child Exploitation and Online Protection command), a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership between Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning.

NSPCC, the children’s charity, has really good advice about the tricky issue of online gaming (many online games are not age-appropriate for primary age children, but they want to play them… Help!).

Parents Protect is a project from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation focusing on protecting children from sexual abuse.

Internet Matters was founded in 2014 by BT, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media, to support parents and carers to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. The site has everything you need to help make your children’s online life fulfilling, fun and, above all, safe.

Support and advice for pupils

We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents, and that they abide by the school’s acceptable use agreement. Children are made aware of how to report an incident either in school or at home. They know that many sites have the CEOP symbol below, allowing them quickly to access the CEOP website to report an incident.

We encourage children to Be Smart on the internet and to follow the SMART rules. These can be seen on the Childnet website where children are able to find lots of useful information about staying safe online.

For more information about staying safe online children are also encouraged to visit the Thinkuknow website which is full of advice, useful information, and games. 

This page was last updated on 4th March 2022