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Winnall Primary School

Online Safety

Online Safety

Winnall Primary School recognises the potential that online resources can bring to support children in their education and preparedness for life beyond school. We are committed to supporting young people to become discerning and safe users of online resources, including applications available through mobile devices as well as those on the internet and computers.


The online world knows no boundaries and extends beyond a child’s time in school. They are engaging with the online world at all times of the day and often, without supervision. Working in partnership with parents/carers, the School is committed to providing support and information such that parents/carers can provide the necessary protection for their child when engaging with online platforms.

Educating Children about Online Safety

Pupils will be taught about online safety as part of the curriculum (National Curriculum computing programmes of study and guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education).

  • In Key Stage 1, pupils will be taught to:

    • Use technology safely and respectfully,

    • keeping personal information private

    • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies


  • Pupils in Key Stage 2 will be taught to:

    • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

    • Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour

    • Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact


  • By the end of primary school, pupils will know:

    • That people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not

    • That the same principles apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, including the importance of respect for others online including when we are anonymous

    • The rules and principles for keeping safe online, how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how to report them

    • How to critically consider their online friendships and sources of information including awareness of the risks associated with people they have never met

    • How information and data is shared and used online

    • What sorts of boundaries are appropriate in friendships with peers and others (including in a digital context)

    • How to respond safely and appropriately to adults they may encounter (in all contexts, including online) whom they do not know

Supporting Parents about Online Safety

Through the school newsletters, we are able to share up-to-date information about new apps and games, and encourage parents to inform us of any new trends or concerns that they encounter.  It is important for parents and schools to work in partnership together.


There is a number of resources for parents wanting to find out more about how to keep their children safe online.  As a school, we would highly recommend 

accessing  This website contains a wealth of information, is up-to-date and informative.  If you know of any others, please let us know so that we can share them with parents.


SEND Support - research shows that vulnerable pupils are far more at risk of peer pressure, viewing self-harm/suicide content, cyber bullying and interacting with radical groups vs their non-vulnerable peers. Here are some other resources from the NSPCC aimed at families to support this.


NSPCC and Lego

A resource launched between NSPCC and Lego - to support families with a playful way to engage in otherwise difficult conversations about online safety whilst playing with Lego.


How Build & Talk works...

Easy to start

Open the activity on your tablet or phone (a bigger screen will be better). Grab your LEGO® bricks (or a pen and paper) and find a comfy, quiet place to sit together.


Just follow the story...

Read the story aloud to your child. You’ll find hints on what they need to build as you go along.


Start talking...

Use the suggested questions and conversation prompts to start chatting about digital safety and wellbeing with your child.

Report Harmful Content

As a school we take online safety very seriously. If you've experienced or witnessed harm online this website can help as well. Report Harmful Content can help you to  report harmful content online by providing up to date information on community standards and direct links to the correct reporting facilities across multiple platforms.