Online Safety

Internet/Online safety is now an even bigger part of the primary curriculum as a result it features in a number of curriculum areas such as SRE, PSHE, and Computing. With this in mind alongside the curriculum we conduct Keeping Safe Assemblies in school every Tuesday. 

In order to ensure you, our parents are able to support your child with online safety there are a number of online safety guides available below in pdf, that will help you further raise awareness with your child(ren)

Online Safety Information can be accessed here aswell

Online Safety Presentation

On Friday 16th March 2018 Springfield held a presentation in school around ‘Keeping your child safe in a digital world’ for parents and carers.  The presentation was delivered by PC Dave Pascoe from Lancashire Constabulary.

The session included information and advice to parents about what children and young people are doing online, the risks that children and young people sometimes take and how we can support our children to stay safe. Included in the presentation was:

  • A guide to digital etiquette
  • What goes online stays online
  • Parental controls and tools to keep children safe online


Helpful Organisations

 Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

click on the following link.

Talk to someone about online safety

Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline are here to help.

Call the following number:   0808 800 5002

Online Safety Questionnaire

Results from the Online Safety questionnaire

February 2017

59 questionnaires returned.

Many thanks to all the families that returned the online safety questionnaires back to school.  Below you are able to access the collated responses.


What year is your child in?

Reception 14%
Y1 15%
Y2 20%
Y3 15%
Y4 19%
Y5 2%
Y6 15%

Does your son/daughter have access to Internet at home?

Yes 86%
No 14%


If yes, what device(s) does your child use? (majority of families picked more than one)

XBOX 13%
Playstation 11%
PC 10%
Laptop 23%
Tablet 32%
Kindle 3%
Other 8%


Does your son/daughter know how to use the privacy settings on these devices?

Yes 14%
No 86%


Do you know how to use the privacy settings on these devices?

Yes 78%
No 22%


Does your son/daughter have a mobile phone that can access the internet?

Yes 31%
No 69%

During the week, how long does your son/daughter spend on the internet each day?

0 21%
1 43%
2 20%
3 7%
4 5%
more 5%

During the weekend, how long does your son/daughter spend on the internet each day?

0 15%
1 15%
2 33%
3 18%
4 8%
more 11%

Do you discuss safe use of the internet with your son/daughter?

Yes 71%
No 17%
Don’t know what to say 12%

Do you discuss and set internet rules?

Yes 76%
No 22%
Don’t know how to? 2%


Does your son/daughter use social networking?

Facebook 7%
Twitter 0%
Instagram 8%
Snapchat 14%
You tube 69%
Other 2%


Do you use social networking?

Facebook 39%
Twitter 5%
Instagram 9%
Snapchat 15%
You tube 31%
Other 1%

Do you know, and could you teach your son/daughter, the privacy and security settings that should be set on these social networks?

Yes 86%
No 14%

Do you use filtering or monitoring software on any of your son/daughter’s devices?

Yes 30%
No 56%
Don’t know what that is? 14%

If yes, what is the name of the filtering software that you use?

parental lock

MacFee Privacy Filter

Sky Broadband Shield

Restricted Mode

Only Freeware



Microsoft Family


The following is a small online safety risks.  If asked would you be able to explain clearly what they are?

  Yes No A little bit
Grooming 53% 28% 19%
Cyberbullying 57% 27% 16%
Sexting 47% 32% 21%
Trolling 37% 40% 23%
Identity Theft 50% 28% 22%


If your son/daughter has a concern about anything online does he/she know how to report it?

Yes 32%
No 68%

If you have a concern about anything online, do you know how to report it?

Yes 86%
No 14%

Does your son/daughter play online games?

Yes 51%
No 49%

Do you understand what PEGI is?

Yes 74%
No 26%

What you like any advice on any of the above?

Yes 22%
No 78%

Would you be interested in taking part in a parental workshop around online safety?

Yes 27%
No 73%

Online Safety Guides

Conversation Starter Guide
  Cyberbullying Leaflet
Helping Keep Children Safe Online
Internet Manners
Internet Matters Parents Guide ages 0-5
Internet Matters Parents Guide ages 6-10
Internet Safety Session letter
Online Safety Guide
Online Safety Day letter
Safer Internet Day powerpoint
Screen Time
Set Up Safe Checklist
Social Media Top Tips
Staying Safe Online