Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

Ryland Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 3NE



E-Safety - Internet and Mobile Devices

e-Safety at Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School

In a modern world, using the Internet and devices that include web-based activities is an everyday part of life. The internet is a fantastic tool for learning and enjoyment, and is used in school on a daily basis. However, this comes with some potential dangers. This is why we believe it is important that children learn how to use the Internet and technological devices safely when browsing and communicating with other members of the online community.

In School

e-safety is an essential part of our school curriculum. We ensure all children receive appropriate age-related e-safety lessons throughout the year through schemes of work in class, assemblies, workshops and educational visitors trained in such areas. We also like to inform parents of relevant information through our monthly newsletters, our school website and links to other websites.

We aim to ensure all children and their carers know how children should behave when online in order to ensure that they are safe.

At home

We would encourage all parents and carers to ensure that they have appropriate filters and parental controls at home on devices that children can access online material. This includes: computers, laptops, gaming consoles, hand-held devices and mobile phones.

We would also suggest that parents regularly monitor their children’s online activity and review sites that they have visited in order to discuss positive behaviours.

All children should be aware that any information they post online is open to misuse by others. Therefore, it is important that children are made aware of the potential risks that can occur even when acting in innocence. This is why it is essential that school and home work together to safeguard every child. An example of this would be not posting photos or videos that may identify any child’s name, location or school. A good way of monitoring this, may be to ensure equipment that connects to the Internet is only used in family spaces and/or that your child's online time is monitored.  


Please take the time to talk to your child about the following 7 aspects:

1. Which games/apps are you using? Are they age appropriate?
2. Which websites do you enjoy using and why?
3. How do the games and apps you use work?
4. Do you have any online friends?
5. Do you know where to go for help when things go wrong or upset you online?
6. Do you know what your personal information is?
7. Do you know what you can/can't do online?


Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe online.



Social Media

There is a growing trend for children to have devices that allow them to communicate with friends and family online. This occurs over a variety of different platforms. As a school, we need to ensure that all children, parents and carers are aware of the key information that enables young people to be safe when communicating online. 

Click here to view information about Safeguarding and Promoting Children's Welfare at Dunholme St Chad's

Click here to view Dunholme St. Chad's e-Safety policy

Information guides for parents and privacy settings/controls information 

    • Parent Guide for Fortnite online game  - May 2018
    • Parent Guide for Instagram  from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Facebook from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Snapchat from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Roblox from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Musical.ly from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Live Streaming  from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Pokemon Go from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • Parent Guide for Yellow from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • NEW Parent Guide for YouTube safety filters from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
    • NEW Parent Guide for MOMO challenge from the National Online Safety Board
    • NEW Parent Guide on Parental Controls
    • NEW Parent Guide to Houseparty app
    • NEW Parent Guide to Zoom  app
    • NEW Parent Guide to TikTok app
    •  NEW Parent Guide to TikTok app from the National Online Safety website

Click here to find out information about Screen Addiction and how you can  support your family at home. 

e-Safety Newsletters

Every month we publish an e-Safety Newsletter which we subscribe to through our e-Safety partners. Please take time to read these - they are rich in information, tips and instructions on how to keep our children safe when using digital technologies and working online. 

 Issue 31 - Primary Online Safety Newsletter May 2022_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 29 - Online Safety Newsletter Mar 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 30 - Online Safety Newsletter Apr 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 28 - Online Safety Newsletter Feb 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 26 - Online Safety Newsletter Dec 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 27 - Online Safety Newsletter Jan 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 24 - Online Safety Newsletter Oct 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 25 - Online Safety Newsletter Nov 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 23 - Online Safety Newsletter Sept 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
 Issue 22 - Online Safety Newsletter July 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdfDownload
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