Online Safety

The Teaching and Learning of Online Safety at Grove Vale 

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Grove Vale. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our online safety policy. This subject area is taught alongside our computing curriculum and also daily discrete discussions and learning. In addition to this, we ensure that we utilise all opportunities to embed online safety knowledge and values across the school throughout discussions and additional teaching and learning time such as assemblies and themed days. We aim for all pupils to be able to explainin and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately as a valued digital citizen of the world.

Working With Parents 

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Online Safety Activities in School

Social Media Guidance

School Social Media Guide
Updated: 12/09/2018 29 KB
Guidance about social media for both parents and pupils


Think U Know

Online safety for children of all ages


Internet Matters

Online safety for parents and teachers


If not managed correctly, children using modern computer game consoles can be exposed to inappropriate content and have contact with numerous strangers online. Please read our 'Dangers of Online Gaming' leaflet and use the PDFs below to set up parental controls on your consoles and digital devices online. 

Internet Matters

Gaming How to keep your child safe whilst gaming


Dangers of online gaming
Updated: 06/12/2017 3.10 MB
xbox 360 parental controls
Updated: 06/12/2017 469 KB
PlayStation parental controls
Updated: 06/12/2017 461 KB