Primary School

Online Safety

Ensuring children are safe online is vital and even more so in today’s society with the advance in technologies.

E-safety in School

Children at Willington Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school we have regular age appropriate ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe on-line.

Click on the links to access e-safety resources:


The following image explains the steps to take in order to use the internet safely. Be SMART!

Safety at home is just as important…

Ensuring appropriate access control measures are in place on your home equipment is just as important as at school. You may find this website useful for information on how to ensure you are utilising all access control measures on your home devices. parental-control-netflix

A Practical Guide for Parents and Carers whose Children are Using Social Media

Here is a link to a very useful guide, written by 5 different organisations with an interest of keeping children safe online, for parents of children who use social media. This guide will help you:

  • understand the risks your child faces when using social media
  • how these risks could affect them
  • with practical tips to help minimise the risks
  • make a report of inappropriate or unsafe use

NSPCC Share Aware and Net Aware Resources

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe. That’s why NSPCC, together with O2, are helping parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware. Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. Please see the NSPCC Share Aware support guide for further information and the Share Aware website, which includes a video, for hints and tips.

Want to know more about an app or game that your child is using? Not sure what the age recommendation is for any online app or game? Use the NSPCCs Net Aware website to find information on all online apps and games and how you can support your child to use them safely.

Deciding What’s Appropriate for Children to See Online

The online world gives us access to a huge amount of information and services, but the scale of information available also means that there is content that is inappropriate for children. What is or isn’t appropriate is up to individual parents and carers to decide, and could be based on things like age, ability, beliefs and family values. US the NSPCC Parental Controls to find out further information.

National Online Safety Resources

The following guides give information about a variety of social media platforms and are full of advice for parents about how to keep children safe online.

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You may need a product like Adobe Reader (free download) to view our PDF documents on our website.

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.