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River Primary School

River Primary School

Online Safety

At River Primary School we use Education for a Connected World, to support our planning and teaching linked to online safety.



"Children have the right to enjoy childhood online, to access safe online spaces, and to benefit from all the opportunities that a connected world can bring to them, appropriate to their age and stage. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online."

(Education for a Connected World 2020)




Some of our Year 6 children recently took part in an interactive media workshop as part of a PSHE day focusing on online safety, initiated by the Office of the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner.



During the workshop in school, they examined and discussed healthy relationships, online harms, cyber safety and the possible consequences for young people their families and friends.


LISTEN  to their podcasts, designed to spread these important messages to other young people.

Group 1

Heidi, Destiny, Ashley, Georgia

Group 2

Matthew, Theo, Vinnie, Aiden, Charlie, Louis, Kobe, Ethan

Group 3

Lucy, Verity, Lissie, Pearl, Raeven, Maddy

Group 4

Freddie, Brodie, Dexter, Max, Oliver, Isaac

Group 5

Elisa, Summer, George, Lily-Rachel

This October, Internet Matters is focusing on keeping the whole family safe. Click on the image below to find out more.



Google's Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself.

Click below to have a go!

Examples of our work during Online Safety lessons

River Primary School Online Learning policy

E- Safety for Children

On-line Safety and Your Child - Information for Parents and Carers


On-line safety is a serious matter that the whole school community need to be concerned about.


How can parents be proactive in keeping their child safe?

We offer advice about keeping children safe when on-line. We ask parents and carers to be  aware that there can be issues in relation to the on-line safety of children and young people within Kent and the wider area. This is not something that ‘happens to other people’. Please consider your child’s safety and your full awareness of the potential risks before giving your child access to mobile phones, games consoles, tablets, laptops and any other on-line devices.


We know that even our youngest children have access to electronic devices at home. It is vital that all parents are aware of the importance of keeping children safe. Lessons in school explain and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately on-line but we can only be successful in keeping children safe on-line if we work with parents and carers. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep themselves safe and behave appropriately on-line. It is important that we are all vigilant when children are using the internet and act to ensure they are protected from people who may pose a risk to them. Children can accidentally or deliberately be exposed to illegal, unwanted or unpleasant content, comments or activity on-line and there are steps you can take at home to minimise this risk.


Ground Rules


  • Discuss as a family how the internet will be used in your house. Consider what information should be kept private (such as personal information, photos etc) and decide rules for making and meeting on-line friends. Make sure you know what your child is doing on-line much like you would in everyday life.
  • Discuss using strong passwords with your child so they understand how they can protect their on-line accounts. It’s important they know that they need to keep their passwords safe and not share them with anyone or use the same password for several accounts. If your child’s account is “hacked” or compromised then make sure they change their password and report any concerns or suspicious activity. Check how secure your passwords are here: For more advice on using strong passwords visit




  • Consider locating your computers and laptops in a family area where children’s on-line activity can be monitored or supervised, only allowing younger children internet access under supervision. Always supervise the use of webcams and any applications or devices which allow voice or video chat. Also consider the use and location of other devices your child’s uses which allow internet access such as mobile phones and games consoles. Visit for safety information about consoles and devices




  • Talk to your child and ask them to show or even teach you how they use the internet, learn which websites or tools they like to use and why. Learning together with your child can often open opportunities to discuss safe behaviour on-line.
  • Always ensure your child knows how to block and report people on-line who may send nasty or inappropriate messages or content. Encourage your child not to retaliate or reply and to keep any evidence.
  • Make sure your child knows it’s important that they tell an adult they trust if anything happens on-line that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable.
  • It’s essential to be realistic: banning the internet or web sites often will not work and it can make a child feel less able to report a problem or concern, so education around safe use is essential.


Websites to visit for more information: – Visit the “Parent/Carer” Section and use the “Click CEOP” button to seek advice and report online abuse   – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety.

If you are worried that your child is at risk of harm or criminal offence has been committed then you can report your concerns using one of the following contacts.


Children’s Social Care: 03000 41 11 11

Kent Police: 101

CEOP: Visit and use the “Click CEOP” reporting button