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Online Safety

Useful Links to Guides for Parents and Carers:

Safe Gaming Webinar

Wake Up Wednesday


At Woodside, we believe all parents, carers, teachers, trustees and trusted adults should be empowered with all the information needed to have informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with children. That’s why, every Wednesday, a new practical and easy to follow guide will be made available to you.   

The #WakeUpWednesday campaign is viewed as one of the most trusted and reputable learning resources in the UK, providing expert advice on the latest platforms and online risks that parents and carers need to know about through an engaging and content-rich design. A new guide is released every week which focuses on specific risks for you to be aware of. 

Online Safety Act | Free Online Safety Guide (

Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)

Childnet Resources

National Online Safety, Platform Guides

NSPCC Online Safety

Advice about Staying Safe

Acceptable User Agreements

KS1 Users

I want to feel safe all the time.

I agree that I will:

  • always keep my passwords a secret
  • only open pages which my teacher has said are OK
  • only work with people I know in real life
  • tell my teacher if anything makes me feel scared or uncomfortable
  • make sure all messages I send are polite
  • show my teacher if I get a nasty message
  • not reply to any nasty message or anything which makes me feel uncomfortable
  • not give my mobile phone number to anyone who is not a friend in real life
  • only email people I know or if my teacher agrees
  • only use my school email
  • talk to my teacher before using anything on the internet
  • not tell people about myself online (I will not tell them my name, anything about my home and family and pets)
  • not load photographs of myself onto the computer
  • never agree to meet a stranger
  • anything I do on the computer may be seen by someone else

KS2 Users

When I am using the computer or other technologies, I want to feel safe all the time.

I agree that I will:

  • always keep my passwords a secret
  • only visit sites which are appropriate to my work at the time
  • work in collaboration only with friends and I will deny access to others
  • tell a responsible adult straight away if anything makes me feel scared or uncomfortable online
  • make sure all messages I send are respectful
  • show a responsible adult if I get a nasty message or get sent anything that makes me feel uncomfortable
  • not reply to any nasty message or anything which makes me feel uncomfortable
  • not give my mobile phone number to anyone who is not a friend
  • only email people I know or those approved by a responsible adult
  • only use email which has been provided by school
  • talk to a responsible adult before joining chat rooms or networking sites
  • always keep my personal details private. (My name, family information, journey to school, my pets and hobbies are all examples of personal details)
  • always check with a responsible adult and my parents before I show photographs of myself
  • never meet an online friend without taking a responsible adult that I know with me
  • I know that once I post a message or an item on the internet then it is completely out of my control.
  • I know that anything I write or say or any website that I visit may be being viewed by a responsible adult.
Acceptable user agreement (staff, trustees, volunteers and visitors)
  • I understand that I have personal and legal responsibilities, including treating others with dignity and respect, acting honestly, using public funds and school equipment appropriately, adhering to health and safety guidelines and safeguarding pupils at all times.
  • I understand that I must use school devices and systems in a responsible way, to ensure that there is no risk to my safety or to the safety and security of systems and other users.
  • I recognise the value of the use of digital technology for enhancing learning and will ensure that children receive opportunities to benefit from the use and application of appropriate digital technology.
  • I will, where possible, educate the young people in my care in the safe use of digital technology and embed online safety in my work with children and young people.

Professional and personal safety:

  • I understand that the schol has in place a filtering system and will monitor my access to digital technology and communication systems whilst using school devices, and/or access to the school network via personal devices, where such access has been granted.
  • I understand that the rules set ut in this agreement also apply to use of school devices and digital technologies outside of school, and to the transfer of personal data (digital or paper based) out of school.
  • I understand that the schol digital technology systems are primarily intended for educational use and that I will only use the systems for personal or recreational use in line with the general principles of this agreement and the expectations of professional behaviour set out in the Staff Code of Conduct.
  • I will nt disclose my username or password to anyone else, nor will I try to use any other person’s username and password. I understand that I should keep passwords safe and not share them with anyone.
  • I will immediately reprt any incidence of access to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material, deliberate or accidental, by myself or others, to the appropriate person.
  • I will nt install or attempt to install programmes of any type on a device, nor will I try to alter computer settings, unless this is permitted by the Network Manager.
  • I will nt deliberately disable or cause any damage to school equipment, or the equipment belonging to others.
  • I will nly transport, hold, disclose or share personal information about myself or others, as outlined in the School Personal Data Policy (or any other relevant policy).
  • I understand that data prtection policy requires that any staff or student data to which I have access, will be kept private and confidential, except when required by law, or by school policy, to disclose such information to an appropriate authority.
  • I will immediately reprt any damage or faults involving devices or software, however this may have happened.
  • I will ensure that I have permissin to use the original work of others in my own work.
  • Where wrk is protected by copyright, I will not download or distribute copies (including music).
  • I will reprt any text or images sent to me by colleagues or students which could be viewed as inappropriate. I will not use a personal device to photograph a student(s), except with written permission of the Headteacher.
  • I will nt use personal email addresses on the school ICT systems.
  • I will nt open any hyperlinks in emails or any attachments to emails if I have any concerns about the validity of the email or its source is neither known or trusted.
  • I will, when I take and/r publish images of others, do so with their permission and in accordance with the school’s policy on the use of digital/video images. I will not use any personal devices to record these images, unless I have written permission from the Headteacher. Where these images identify by name, or any other personal information, those who are featured.
  • I will nt attempt to upload, download or access any material which is illegal (for example; images of child sexual abuse, criminally racist material, adult pornography), inappropriate or may cause harm or distress to others. I will not attempt to use any programmes or software that might allow me to bypass the filtering/security systems in place to prevent access to such materials.
  • I will nt (unless I have permission) make large downloads or uploads that might take up internet capacity and prevent other users from being able to carry out their work.

Conduct and actions in and out of the school:

  • I understand that this Acceptable Use Plicy applies not only to my work and use of school devices and digital technology in school, but also applies to my use of school systems and equipment off the premises. This Acceptable Use Policy also applies to my use of personal devices on the premises or in situations related to my employment by the school.
  • I understand that shuld I fail to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy Agreement, I may be subject to disciplinary action in line with the school’s agreed Disciplinary Procedure. In the event of any indication of illegal activity, I understand the matter may be referred to the appropriate agencies.

I have read and understood the above, and agree to use school devices and access digital technology systems (both in and out of school), as well as my own devices (in school and when carrying out communications related to the school), within this agreement.

I understand that in the event of any query or concern about this agreement, I should contact the Headteacher.


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