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Foxton Primary School

Foxton Primary School

Keeping children safe online at Foxton

Our aims 

  • Have robust processes in place to ensure the online safety of pupils, staff, volunteers and governors
  • Deliver an effective approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the whole school community in its use of technology, including mobile and smart technology
  • Establish clear mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate an incident, where appropriate


The 4 key categories of risk

Our approach to online safety is based on addressing the following categories of risk:

  • Content – being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful content, such as pornography, fake news, racism, misogyny, self-harm, suicide, anti-semitism, radicalisation and extremism
  • Contact – being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users, such as peer-to-peer pressure, commercial advertising and adults posing as children or young adults with the intention to groom or exploit them for sexual, criminal, financial or other purposes
  • Conduct – personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm, such as making, sending and receiving explicit images (e.g. consensual and non-consensual sharing of nudes and semi-nudes and/or pornography), sharing other explicit images and online bullying; and 
  • Commerce – risks such as online gambling, inappropriate advertising, phishing and/or financial scams


Filtering and monitoring

Our school Internet connection is filtered by Smoothwall and this provides substantial protection for our children and staff. Children's online activity in school is supervised and monitored by staff. Children regularly access Discovery Education for coding as well as Mathletics for maths work. In addition, they may access websites that support learning in other subjects after careful selection by the class teacher.