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East Wickham

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Welling, DA16 3BP

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East Wickham

Primary Academy

Caring, Supporting, Achieving

Online Safety

What is online safety?

This is is the safe use of the internet for gaming and communication. It includes devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and games consoles. It is important that our children understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using and sharing information online.

Children are taught about online safety in our PSHE/RSE curriculum. 


Are you a child and worried about something someone had said online?

Contact our virtual children's worry box or speak with one of our safeguarding team.


Worried about what you or your child has seen on line?

Report to CEOP a serious E-safety incident


Keeping Children Safe Online at School

We use Internet filters to protect children from harm online - including cyber bullying, illicit materials and videos and the risk of radicalisation. We teach and promote E-Safety in our curriculum and any concerns are dealt with quickly. We recognise our vital role in keeping children safe from harm online and we encourage all our children to be a 'Good Digital Citizen'.

All our children are taught how to be a 'Good Digital Citizen' and how to stay safe online. 

With internet safety now part of the primary curriculum, we know that teachers and other educators need reliable resources to use during lessons. We can also help you keep parents informed and ensure they continue the conversation at home.


When it comes to educating primary school children about online safety, as teachers it can be a challenge to keep adapting your teaching materials to evolve with the child’s age and new technologies.


Education about child online safety shouldn’t stop in the classroom. With the right support, there are plenty of ways parents can be involved in the process too.


Using the Internet safely at home

While many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, pictures and movies. Parents are advised to set the security levels within Internet browsers with this in mind. Locating the computer or tablet in a family area, not a bedroom, will enable you to supervise children as they use the Internet. However, don’t deny your child the opportunity to learn from the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead, set some simple rules for keeping them safe and make sure they understand the importance of these rules.


Simple rules for keeping your child safe

To keep your child safe they should:

  • set screen time limits and switch off times
  • ask permission before using the Internet, tell you what they are doing
  • only use devices in family space, not in bedrooms
  • only use websites and games you have chosen together or a child friendly search engine.
  • only email and message people they know
  • limit use Internet chat rooms (on games consoles or devices)
  • do not use their real name when using games on the Internet (create a nick name)
  • never give out a home address, phone or mobile number
  • never tell someone where they go to school
  • never arrange to meet someone they have ‘met’ on the Internet
  • only use a webcam with people they know
  • ask them to tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with.


Using these rules

Go through the rules with your child. It is also a good idea to regularly check the Internet sites your child is visiting e.g. by clicking on History and Favourites. Please reassure your child that you want to keep them safe rather than take Internet access away from them.


Online safety top concern as children head back to school post lockdown

Children’s online safety is emerging as a top concern in the new school year – as over half (53%) of teachers believe it is now more likely their pupils will experience issues as a result of lockdown.


Stay switched on campaign

This campaign from 'internet matters' aims to remind parents to “stay switched on” around issues their children might be facing, including cyberbullying, screentime, peer pressure, online grooming and viewing inappropriate content.

Find out more here: 

Cybersecurity game launched

The National Cyber Security Centre has launched a new game aimed at teaching primary school children the basics of cybersecurity. The free game, CyberSprinters, has been launched as a way to teach children about staying secure from an early age.


The game can be found by clicking the link below: 

E-Safety Committee

E-Safety is continuously promoted across the school and our E-Safety Champions help raise awareness.



We know:

  • Never give out any personal information (name, address, likes and dislikes, hobbies, telephone number) online.
  • People are not always who they claim to be.
  • Do not talk to strangers online or meet them in real life.
  • Tell a trusted adult such as a parent, carer or teacher if something online makes them feel uncomfortable or scared.
  • Spend more time with real-life friends rather than online friends.
  • Do not open emails and messages from people that they do not know.
  • Treat people the way they would like to be treated. For example, do not say nasty things and do not take part in cyber-bullying and to actively discourage others from taking part in online bullying.
  • Do not share usernames and passwords with other people.
  • Be careful about what websites you decide to visit and always check with an adult. Only go on websites that are educational and promote learning.
  • Do not post photos online without parent's approval.
  • The majority of social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram and SnapChat have a minimum age of 13.


If you are being bullied, tell someone you trust - this could be your teacher or a brother, sister or a parent.


What is bullying?


• It’s when you are unkind or mean to the same person and it happens more than once.

• Bullying can be unkind words, unkind hands and unkind feet.

• It can happen in class, on the playground or using the internet.


Do’s and Don’ts

• Do tell someone either a teacher, adult or friend who can speak up for you.

• Do try and tell the bully to stop.

• Don’t copy the behaviour of the bully.

• Don’t do it back to them.


What Should I Do If I See Bullying?


If you see bullying ALWAYS tell a teacher!

Links and Resources

Report Abuse