internet safetyOnline Safety

Online safety forms a core part of the Computing Curriculum at Poplar Primary School alongside additional lessons completed within PSHE. Children are regularly reminded of the importance of acting responsibly online, the need to think critically when reading content to determine its trustworthiness, and strategies that they can use to keep themselves safe when online.

All internet traffic within the school is monitored and a web filtering system is in place to help prevent children accessing harmful content. Children are also unable to access web resources where they can interact with individuals outside of the school network.

As these same protections are not always in place outside of school, we strongly encourage that you maintain an ongoing dialogue regarding e-safety in addition to the taught lessons at school.

Services & staff that children may encounter online at school

Additional advice and guidance for this can be found below:


Online Safety Advice for Parents


It's worth looking at each of the following sites to get a balanced view of the potential risks of what is really an invaluable resource.

Online Safety Presentation by Derek Crabtree

Internet A really useful site with, among other things, information about how to set up parental controls on devices around your home.

Get Safe On Line This is a UK Government sponsored site containing lots of helpful information.

The Virtual Global Taskforce The VGT is an international organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place, especially for children. It was set up by police forces in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.

Internet Watch Foundation  Here you can report any illegal content that you come across on the internet.

Short video for parents: delivering online safety at home.

POPLAR Online Safety Policy

Staying Safe Online for children


BBC Online Safety How to stay safe when you are on line and links to lots of useful sites about online safety.


Chat Danger This site is all about the potential dangers of interactive services like chat, Instant Messaging, email, texting and online games. Find out what the dangers are and how to chat safely.


Cybercafe A fun place to learn about internet safety.


Cybersmart An Australian site all about communications safety. There are sections about different kinds of communication and each section has different areas for different ages. (The site is sponsored by the Australian Government).


Don't Be In The Dark Part of Disney's website. Safe surfing advice for kids, and parents too, presented in a fun way.


Get Safe On Line Really useful site.


Kidsmart Lots of useful information, games and activities to help you learn and practise your online safety skills. (There are areas for parents and teachers too).


ThinkUKnow Simple advice and links to further advice on the Internet Safety Zone. This site is part of CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). There are sections for different age groups and for parents and teachers.