On-line Safety at Nook Lane Junior School

At Nook Lane Junior School we are committed to educating children in how to stay safe online and how to be responsible users of the internet.

We consider this to be a partnership between school and home and are supporting parents by establishing the Parent Internet Awareness Group and running online safety events.

A new face for On-line Safety.

We are pleased to inform you Mr John Thornton (Year 4 teacher) will be taking on the responsibility of On-line Safety, previously known as E-safety, from Mr John Chadbourne (Deputy Head). Mr Thornton will be taking forward the excellent work Mr Chadbourne has already put in place and ensure the children receive the very best education upon staying safe whilst on-line.

Mr Thornton will be updating parents and carers upon current issues regarding on-line safety and will be inviting suggestions for areas they feel need to be addressed.

There will of course be a hand over period and the Safeguarding and Senior Leadership teams will still always deal with any matters of concerns.

You might find the links below useful guidance upon the current issues young people are facing today. Not all content will be relevant to your child but you may find it more applicable to older siblings. Please, therefore make your own judgements on which areas you choose to discuss with your children.

Become Internet Legends

This year we have introduced the Be Internet Legends Initiative as part of the school's ongoing commitment to educating our children on Online Safety. The scheme of work is supported by Parentzone and combines interesting lessons with some wonderful educational games provided by Google's Interland.

Whilst the children will be exploring Interland and aiming to become Internet Legends as part of their Computing curriculum, we gladly encourage any participation at home alongside parents and carers.

Follow the Be Internet Legends link to find out more.

Links for Parents

Useful Websites:

A useful document provided by the government:

The Nook Lane Guide on Acceptable Use of Digital Information:

On-line Safety Parents' Evening

Towards the end of the summer term, Nook Lane hosted a parents' evening on Online Safety.

A very informative presentation was delivered by Sue Finnigan an eLearning consultant from Sheffield's Primary ICT and eLearning team.

The information provided was found to be of great benefit for those attending and during the evening, several of the above useful websites were mentioned.

We hope to be running this successful event again next year.

Parent Comments:

'A really good presentation with lots of useful info to help me feel more in control of my children when on line.'

'Lots of advice and info. Fantastic! I now have tools to discuss issues with my children.'

'Thank you, very useful and informative. Learnt lots and appreciate the links for further information and support.'

Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: 'Together for a better Internet'.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together and help to create a better internet.

Each year for Safer Internet Day the UK Safer Internet Centre creates a range of resources to help educational settings and wider to celebrate the day. This includes:

  • Lesson plans, assemblies and films tailor made for all ages
  • Resources to support social media involvement on Safer Internet Day
  • Registration as a Safer Internet Day Supporter
  • National research looking at young people's use of technology

The UK Safer Internet Centre invites everyone to join Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe to help create a better internet on Tuesday 5th February 2019, and throughout the whole year!

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities - Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning, (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.

The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology by children and young people:

  • coordinates Safer Internet Day in the UK, reaching millions every year. In 2018 Safer Internet Day reached 45 of young people and 30% of parents in the UK.
  • founded and operates an online safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK, including teachers, police officers, GPs and more
  • operates the UK's hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse imagery
  • develops new advice and educational resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
  • delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children's workforce, including free events across the UK
  • trains children and young people to be peer educators and champions for the safe and positive use of technology
  • shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels to give young people a voice on these issues.

For more information visit www.saferinternet.org.uk and the websites of the partners: Childnet, the Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL.