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Ormskirk West End Primary School

From Tiny Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

Online Safety

Please take a look at this document - You might be surprised!

Computing & E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.


At Home

Parents know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can be daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.


 Here are some conversation starter ideas from

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online


Parent Resources

To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites at the bottom of this page, they contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.


At School

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.


At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe.

Click below to read our Computing Policy & Online Safety Policy

We hope you will find the following web links useful.



Support for parents & carers to keep children safe online



This website has lots of content to help children navigate their online lives

A free, private and confidential service where you can be you, whatever your worry, whenever you need help.






Online Safeguarding




Great advice for protecting children online & offline



Helping parents to keep their children safe online.




Copies of the latest Digital Parenting magazine are available from the rack outside the school office.
Click below to visit the website.






An online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education with advice on everything from keeping children safe from online trolls to WhatsApp - a guide for parents




Child Exploitation & Online Protection.

News and articles surrounding internet safety.




E-safety tips, advice and resources.




Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.




Parents and Carers information to keep your child safe online.



Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.