Southborough C of E Primary School

Online Safety

At Southborough, we aim to equip children in becoming active participants in the world. We recognise that this world is becoming increasing technology led. Although this provides incredible opportunities for children to play, learn, create and connect, we also recognise the need to teach children, from a young age, how to stay safe.

Online safety is a large part of the computing curriculum at Southborough. At the beginning of each year, children sign an acceptable use document showing they understand how to use the computing equipment safely and appropriately.  These are also displayed in all classrooms.

KS1 Acceptable use poster


KS2 Acceptable use poster

We also use the search engine 'Google Paws Explore' which is a child safe search engine.

The NSPCC recognise that, “Talking to your child – openly, and regularly – is the best way to help keep them safe online.”

You might find it helpful to start with a family discussion to set boundaries and agree what's appropriate. Or you might need a more specific conversation about an app or website your child wants to use or something you're worried about.

Learn about it. Talk about it. Deal with it.

Please use the links below to learn more about how to help your child stay safe online.

NSPCC Keeping children safe
Parent guide to new technology
Parent guide to setting controls
Parents guide to safe set up guides for devices and social media apps