Online Safety - Pool Hayes Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs. K Vaughan
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Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Pool Hayes Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
As part of our participation in the Speak Out Stay Safe programme, our colleagues from the NSPCC delivered an online workshop session for children and parents. Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.

Pool Hayes Primary Digital Citizenship planning overview - click here

The following links are intended as a reference point to help you better understand the use of electronic devices and the Internet dependant on the age of your child/children. Within each of the following websites you can choose age banded resources that are specifically designed for Primary school children:


It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Research browser
Image searching

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here.

Websites for more information
Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download.

Childnet gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.

New e-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP.  There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.

Parent Online Safety meeting

Thank you to all parents who attended the recent Online Safety meeting. You can access the presentation for the event by clicking here.

Our Online Safety policy can be found here.
How do we lead learning for Online Safety?

At Pool Hayes Primary we place significant importance on educating our young people about the postive and the negative aspects of using the Internet (for our online safety curriculum coverage - please see the curriculum page of this website). Our proactive Online Safety Leader - Mr Carter ensures that the curriculum is being taught effectively by our teachers and he also runs class workshops every term. This enables him to work with teachers to assess how much children have learnt about Online safety each year. Parent workshops and weekly guidance via Class Dojo are also an area where Mr Carter has developed professional relationships in order to upskill parents and safeguard children outside of school.

E-cadets (peer led digital leaders) have responsibility across every class in KS2. Their jobs are:

  • Assisting the class teacher with the use of any ICT equipment in the classroom (helping people with using ICT in class, ensuring equipment is collected and put away properly)
  • They take small online safety sessions with groups to help ensure all pupils know how to be safe when they use the Internet
  • They are in charge of a display board - making sure there are up to date with important information and activities linked to online safety and computing
  • E-cadets work with Mr Carter to deliver key stage assemblies and then complete follow up activities with individual classes across the school to make sure learning is consolidated

Have a look at their profiles below:
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