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Online Safety

The internet is an amazing tool which is used in education, business and everyday life. At Burford School, Online Safety is of extremely high importance and is embedded as part of our daily routines. We do not want the children to shy away from using technology because they are scared of associated risks. Instead, we want children to understand the advantages that technology brings and how, when used correctly and safely, it can be an extremely positive and useful tool.


Here are some of the methods we use to achieve this: 


- Our Online Safety poster is visible throughout the school and is referred to at the beginning of each lesson where the internet is being used. 

- Adults model safe use of the internet within lessons. 

- Online Safety is explicitly taught. This is based on the Kapow scheme of work, with progressive themes from Years 1 to 6.

- Online safety topics are discussed as part of PSHE learning through our Jigsaw scheme of work. 

- Awareness is built through the use of assemblies, Safer Internet Day, workshops in STEM week and through our group of KS2 Digital Leaders. 

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link which will take you to the CEOP reporting website

When using the internet, remember to Zip it, Block it, Flag it.

Useful links for parents and children:

Tips for parents - How to keep your children safe online:

  • Have parental controls set where necessary
  • Start conversations with your children about what they are doing online
  • Set boundaries, routines and rules around devices early 
  • Check history and content regularly to ensure your child is using their device and the internet safely 
  • Use the PEGI ratings on games 
  • Stick to age restrictions on apps and websites. Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat all have a legal age of 13+, so please consider this when monitoring your child's internet usage. 
  • Use Net Aware to check which apps are best and stay up to date with current popular apps your child may be using 


If your child views or hears something which may be upsetting, click here for advice on how to support them.