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Online Safety

Using the Internet is exciting and informative. It is an invaluable tool for learning, and using it is a life-skill essential for all in the 21st century. However, there are inherent dangers involved so we take online safety very seriously for the well-being of all.  

Downe Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

UK Safer Internet Centre Information: What are the key online risks?

  • Contact: children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them
  • Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content can be available to children
  • Conduct: children may be at risk because of their own behaviour, for example, by sharing too much information
  • Commercialism: young people can be unaware of hidden costs and advertising in apps, games and websites

Click here to see the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s (UKCCIS) Guide for Parents and Carers whose children are using Social Media.

Additional Online Safety Resources