Primary School

Keeping Our Children Safe Online

We would like to take the opportunity to remind parents about some online dangers faced by our young people.  Apps and websites can be a great tool for youngsters to find out about the world, but some areas of the internet are not always safe for children.  Our children are sometimes called “Digital Natives” – they are growing up in a world surrounded by social media, they seem very comfortable when adults are sometimes much more nervous of the technology.  Children are naive, they are still learning about the world and sometimes they can be taken advantage of by predatory adults.

Durham Police have once again been involved in an investigation where primary school children may have potentially been exploited so, to try and prevent any re-occurrence, we would like to suggest the following:

  • parents and carers should discuss with their children their use of technology, and take the time to find out more about their children’s online life; parents should know who their children’s online friends are and what apps they are using
  • it is also worth setting parental controls, both on devices and on the home and mobile internet feeds – this is not a foolproof solution, but it does reduce the chances of children either coming into contact with inappropriate material or individuals.
Advice on setting up Parental Controls is available from www.internetmatters.org by following the parental controls links.  Alternatively, the NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to provide free support on setting up controls which is available by ringing their helpline on 0808 8005002

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.