Please click here to read our Online Safety Policy
Please click here to read our Parents' Acceptable Use Agreement
Please click here to read our Acceptable Use Agreement for EYFS
Please click here to read our Acceptable Use Agreement for KS1
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online, please make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisers
Please click here to make a report
Our Lady of Grace has applied to 360°safe for an Online Safety Mark, a nationally recognised qualification which acknowledges and celebrates the quality of our school’s online safety provision. We are awaiting an assessor visit, but please click here for our Certificate of Progress.
At Our Lady of Grace Catholic Infant School we understand that it is essential to encourage and develop the use of new technologies in our teaching and learning practice.
The internet has changed the way we learn, interact and communicate so this technology is to be embraced. However, we must also be aware of the potential dangers including the fact that the internet can be used for malicious and criminal purposes.
At school, we have extensive security measures in place, which are monitored both internally and externally. Our secure ICT network prevents children accessing inappropriate information and blocks websites that are not necessary for their learning. Any e-safety incidents are recorded and managed as part of our Online Safety Policy.
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 appropiately online - this is a starting point so they will feel they can tell you about anything that worries them. 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 paramount.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Safe Search Kids
Please remember that children can access the internet via their games consoles - privacy settings can be set up, please click on links below:
Please click on links below for posters providing useful information:
Online Safety Tips Setting up New Devices Age Inappropriate Content What Parents Need to Know - FIFA23 Equality Online Be Green with Tech Chromebooks Amazon Fire Online Safety for Under 5s
Please click on links below for information about the ways you can ensure your child is practising online safety:
Jessie and Friends Safer Internet Digital Wellbeing NSPCC Share Aware Think You Know
CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Please also see our Newsletters for targeted online safety information.