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The Downs Primary School & Nursery

The Downs Primary School & Nursery

Internet Safety

At The Downs Primary School, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on On-line Safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the classroom.

ICT (Information Communication and Technology) in the 21st Century is an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children.  Consequently, we build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our children with the skills to access life-long learning.

ICT covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning.  Currently the internet technologies children are using both inside and outside of the classroom can include: websites, learning platforms and virtual learning environments, e-mail and instant messaging, chat rooms and social networking, music downloading, gaming, mobile devices with web functionality and many more.

Whilst exciting and beneficial all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies.

For Parents - Device Rules and Boundaries

I really like the idea of parents sitting down with their children and agreeing rules and boundaries in relation to new or current devices, set expectations of behaviour and much more. To help with this FOSI (The Family Online Safety Institute) have put together some really simple but wonderful agreement sheets for parents which you can download for free and send out to your parents HERE.



More information can be found at 

The Danger of Strangers Online - safeguarding resources from The 2 Johns - 

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Resources page

You can also follow The 2 Johns on Facebook at EST E Safety training and on twitter @JohnsThe2 or you can view their website on

Short videos for parents and carers from Think U Know: delivering online safety at home 
Think U Know have created videos to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools to many children.
You can find the videos here:

Attached below are some useful flyers containing information for parents and carers

Social Media and Mental Health Advice for parents – St John Fisher Catholic  High School