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Newcomen Primary School

Online Safety

At Newcomen Primary School we work with staff, pupils and parents / carers 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.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to gain access to social media sites where strangers can virtually enter into their homes.

As a result, it is essential that we all know how to stay safe online.

Our school community

  • Discusses, monitors and reviews our online policy on a regular basis.
  • Supports 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.
  • Ensures that pupils are aware, through e-safety education, of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT. Additionally, we ensure that all e-safety concerns are dealt with sensitively and effectively and that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents, in line with our online safety reporting procedures.
  • Provides opportunities for parents/carers to receive online safety education and information to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour. The school will report back to parents / carers regarding esafety concerns. Parents/carers in turn work with the school to uphold the online safety policy.
  • Seeks to learn from online good practice elsewhere and utilises the support of the LA and relevant organisations.

Our E-Safety Coordinator (Mr E Jones DHT) has gained EPICT and CEOP accreditations.

Here are links to useful websites where you can learn more about being safe on the Internet:

Information for Children:

Information for Parents and Carers

  • Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Vodafone Parents – Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine.
    Internet Safety Zone – Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK
  • Parentzone – Provides expert information and resources to help make the internet work for families.
  • Childnet – Advice and resources to help parents and carers keep children safe online.
  • Internet Matters – Help for parents on how to keep their children safe online
  • UKCCIS –  The UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s website
  • Net Aware – NSPCC advice for parents
  • Commonsensemedia – Independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents

Simon is a teacher, presenter and guide on online safety, safeguarding, digital citizenship and digital literacy, and a broad range of technology and learning related themes.

He is a regular conference speaker and trainer for Universities, Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships, Local Authorities, schools, public and private sector services, and charities.

If you have any concerns about online safety, please contact the school.

Acceptable Use Policies

Partner Websites

External Publications


Safeguarding Policies & DocumentsDownload
Behaviour PolicyDownload
Child on Child Abuse PolicyDownload
Child Protection PolicyDownload
Online Safety PolicyDownload
Radicalisation PolicyDownload
Filtering and MonitoringDownload

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.