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Online Safety is a high priority at Aintree Davenhill.  The children are taught how to stay safe when using technologies to enhance their learning in school and when using technology at home.  We welcome support from parents to ensure that our children are using technology which is age appropriate.  All staff and children sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) which outlines our school policy.  We have an Online Safety Policy which details how we ensure children, staff and other stakeholders are safe whilst using ICT. 


Today’s children are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks.  We want to ensure that we equip our children with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world. 


Our Online Safety (Digital Literacy) Progression Overview outlines what your child will be learning as they progress through each year group in school.


Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Aintree Davenhill.  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.  Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

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.

It is essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it will often make a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but the options below provide some links to some “safer” search engines:




When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE and PLAYSTATION Network, privacy settings can be set up.  Click on the links above to find out how to do this.



CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

The 'Thinkuknow' website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.

  Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.



Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. 


  ParentZone provides useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.



Childnet provides advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.



Understanding online safety is tricky for all ages.  The NSPCC has advice to help you learn about staying safe online as a family.