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Staying safe online

Being online is an integral part of our children’s lives. Learning through websites and apps, interacting with others at home using social media and gaming can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children’s online world.

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks. Our aim is to keep all of our children safe online at school and at home by giving them and their parents the awareness and skills to deal with any situation and by providing the most up to date information in this ever changing sector.

It is essential that children are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. An effective whole school and college approach to online safety empowers a school or college to protect and educate pupils, students, and staff in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene in, and escalate any concerns where appropriate.

(KCSIE September 2022)

On this page you can read through some useful information with your child to help keep them as safe as possible, while still enjoying the experience that being online can bring.

The National Online Safety website provides up to date help and support to all parents and children about online safety. You can visit their website here:

Within school, we have purchased a filtering service that monitors online web activity. This filter applies to staff, pupils, visitors and guests who access the internet whilst at Ormesby Primary School.

Safer Internet Day

All children from Nursery to Year 6 take part in Safer Internet Day which runs every year in March. We ask the children what they want to talk about with regards to staying safe online and they came up with questions to discuss. Key stage 2 have taken part in an online BBC lesson with YouTube sensation Joe Tasker and Blue Peter’s Mwaksy Mudenda alongside children from all over the country. Children in EYFS and KS1 have read stories which encouraged them to think about how they can stay safe both on and offline. Some fabulous E-safety posters have been produced by our children to warn others about the dangers of not being safe online.

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.