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Online Safety At Westgate Primary School 


Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Westgate Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place within the school, which are reviewed and monitored regularly, to help safeguard the children from unsuitable content of the internet and any potential dangers.


Internet Safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and  is taught to all pupils as part of our Computing curriculum using Purple Mash, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately on line.


The Internet is a very powerful tool and a great source of information, but with that comes some dangers. Staying safe whilst online is more important than ever. We have recently set up an Online Safety Group consisting of staff, pupils, parents, governors and technicians that will meet each half term.


It is important we work with parents/carers to ensure the safety of the children whilst using the internet. It is important parents/carers speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately on line. We recommend the links below for parents:


  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Common Sense Media provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
  • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on keeping their children safe online




Take a look below at guides provided by National Online Safety. We have listed some of the more commonly discussed games and apps in school. Contact your child’s class teacher if there is a another area you would like us to provide some guidance.