Rockwood Nursery School

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Online Safety

Children love using technology and learning to navigate websites, online games, consoles, and touch screen technology like such as iPads and smart phones and are doing so from an increasingly younger age.

We know that children need support in using technology safely, and to get the best out of using the internet, which poses many advantages but also has some risks attached. At Rockwood we closely monitor children's use of technology and support them at all times to access it safely.

We take steps in school to help protect your child in the following ways:

  • We keep abreast of the latest developments, for instance having key staff attending regular update training
  • We have an appropriate Online Safety Policy in place which is reviewed regularly by the governors and staff. This helps us adhere to the legal requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent legislation and Safeguarding requirements
  • Our high-speed broadband connection is filtered so that it provides secure e-mail and web filtering facilities
  • Staff are kept informed of new developments in technology
  • Children are taught to use the web safely
  • Children are not allowed use of mobile phones in school
  • Children are not allowed to access chat rooms, message boards, messenger services or other 'social networking' websites in school
  • Children are only allowed access to websites under staff supervision
  • We are registered with the ICO for Data Protection and the information and certificate is displayed on the Information Board
  • All staff, volunteers, governors and parents/carers are asked to complete the Acceptable Use forms from the Online Safety Policy on starting at the school. You can find copies of the agreement in the New Starter forms in the 'Forms' section of 'Files' tab on this website
  • In the 'General Information' section, you will find our Data Protection letter, which explains how we use the information you provide to us, this also tells you how the school and county adhere to GDPR legislation.

Information to support parents

Making sure your child is safe while accessing the internet can be daunting for parents and carers.  Listed below are websites that provide lots of useful information and tips that you can put into place at home, to help keep our youngest children safe online. For further guidance please click here to read parent online safety support guide.

Click on the icons to access the webpages.

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Advice and information for parents and carers to help support children in safe and responsible use of the internet and all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  This includes the information previously held on The Kid Smart website.


uk safer internet centre 

The Parents' Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Digital citizenship, online safety & civility


Hacker on a computer.

Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.