Lympstone C of E Primary School

“Let all that you do be done in love.”
(1 Corinthians 16:14).

Online Safety

The safety of children online has never been more important to the pupils and families of our special school. At Lympstone Primary School, children are taught about online safety within their computing curriculum in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as well as through our school values during collective worship too. Learning about keeping safe online is a life skill and we believe it should be reinforced and practised daily through a consistent message at home and in school.

At Lympstone Primary School, we reinforce the message of online safety through standalone online safety lessons and by using every day as an online safety lesson. Online safety is drip-fed through our school values, the modelling of safe behaviours in using the Lympstone Primary Google education suite (Google Classroom) and through our PSHE lessons as it is something that we openly talk about regularly with our children. As well as this, we have a whole school approach to taking part in national events such as safer internet day and the internet legends schools conference from Google.

You can find out about the online safety lessons your children’s class will be learning by opening the document below:

Lympstone C of Primary School Online Safety Programme

How to help at home:

Your children will have been given the latest Digital parenting magazine made by Vodafone. This magazine contains some articles about new apps are children are using now and new safety features you can install onto devices in your home to help keep your children safe. You can find more information about the Vodafone digital literacy here:

In school, we use the Kapow primary computing to support the learning of computing skills and knowledge. They have created an excellent guide on some of the things you can do at home. Please come and see us if there is anything we can help with.

A guide to online safety can be accessed here.

Virgin Media online safety information.

Wake Up Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we send home the Wake-Up Wednesday parent guide from the National Online Safety website.

These are quick guides to update you about popular websites, games and apps, giving an overview of the purpose, risks and settings so you can take responsibility and decide whether your child should be accessing these and take action to ensure that you can be confident in your child's online safety.

A sample of the guides can be found below, you can find more on the NOS website and sign up to receive them yourself.