Online Safety

The Internet has become an everyday part of children’s lives and brings with it new opportunities to communicate and handle information from across the globe. However, increased provision brings with it increased risk. At Godinton Primary School we have a robust set of policies and practices in place to ensure that learners are safe. The use of the internet is an essential part of learning, as required by the National Curriculum. To enable pupils to access the internet safely we ask that both pupils and their parents/carers sign the school’s Acceptable Use Policy to show that our e-Safety Rules have been understood and agreed.


Staff are trained in e-safety issues and we educate pupils on how to keep themselves safe online and how to use new technologies responsibly. We have clear e-Safety Rules and Sanctions which are prominently displayed throughout the school. Pupils also participate in e-safety awareness projects such as National Safer Internet Day and Anti-Bullying Week.

We aim to help parents understand e-safety issues and risks and provide information on how parents can help keep their children stay safe on-line at home. Please view our Computing policies below and if you require further information on any computing or e-safety issue please contact:

Miss J. Talbot, Headteacher (Child Protection officer and e-Safety Coordinator)
Mrs. S. Dinley, IT Manager

The Internet can be a wonderful learning tool with information resources which provide new opportunities for learning and sharing of information. However, parents should be aware of the potential dangers posed to their children on-line and take measures to ensure their children can enjoy using the internet safely.

E-Safety Summary Policy for Parents

Computing Policy

Online (e-safety) Policy

Our e-Safety Rules-Lower/Middle School

Our e-Safety Rules-Upper School

Useful Links for Parents

ICT E-Safety leaflet for parents

Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. Safer Internet Day 2017 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the theme “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”.  The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. 

Click on the links below to find out more about keeping safe on-line at school and at home.

Godinton Academy Trust are not responsible for the content of the Internet Web sites listed on this page and their inclusion on this site is not a recommendation or an endorsement by the school or organisation of any information, goods or services provided by any listed Internet Web site.