Godinton Primary School

Online Safety

The Internet has become an everyday part of children’s lives and brings with it new opportunities to communicate and handle information from across the globe. The use of the internet is an essential part of learning, as required by the National Curriculum. However, increased provision brings with it increased risk. At Godinton Primary School we have a robust set of policies and practices in place to ensure that learners are safe.

Staff are trained in online safety issues and we educate pupils on how to keep themselves safe online and how to use new technologies responsibly. We have clear Online Safety Rules and Sanctions which are prominently displayed throughout the school. Pupils also participate in online safety awareness projects such as National Safer Internet Day and Anti-Bullying Week.

We aim to help parents understand online safety issues and risks and provide information on how parents can help keep their children stay safe on-line at home. Please view our Online Safety and Computing policies below and if you require further information on any computing or online safety issue please contact:

 

Miss J. Talbot, Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. S. Dinley, IT Manager

 

The Internet can be a wonderful learning tool with information resources which provide new opportunities for learning and sharing of information. However, parents should be aware of the potential dangers posed to their children on-line and take measures to ensure their children can enjoy using the internet safely.

Useful Links

  • ThinkUKnow - Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command
  • Kidsmart - a Childnet website for children, parents and teachers
  • Childnet - work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
  • Smartie the Penguin - an online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds
  • Digi Duck's Big Decision - a resource to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 - 7 about how to be a good friend online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - Safer Internet Day Resources