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Great Bentley Primary School

Growing together - making a difference

e-safety Podcasts 2023:


These podcasts were created by selected Year 4 and 5 pupils as part of our gifted and talented workshops with our federated schools.

Internet Safety Day 2023

This year we asked for interested pupils to apply to become E-safety Ambassadors. The successful candidates: Georgie, Milly and Troy then represented the school and in collaboration with pupils at Claydon, Elmstead and Frinton Primaries designed their own materials to advise others on the importance of e-safety. Below are the posters and power points they created. 


At Great Bentley Primary School we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on E-safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.


Please take time to read the e-safety cards that clearly explain how to create and adjust parental controls to keep your children safe online.

At School

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. 

At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.  We then ask every child in the school to sign our school policy so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe. Every class covers E-safety in their computing lessons every half term to ensure our children do not forget its importance.

For more information you can download our E-safety policy below.


This year the campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. Below are a number of resources to support parents and children with online safety.


 Conversation Starters.pdfDownload
 Family Online Safety Plan.pdfDownload
 Parents and Carers Resource Sheet.pdfDownload
 SAFER INTERNET DAY 2021 - Newsletter.docxDownload
 What to trust online (A Parents and Carers Guide).pdfDownload
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Virtual assembly - EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2

Virtual assembly - Year 3, 4, 5 & 6


Below is an attached Parent Guide. Please read carefully to find safety tips for popular apps our children may be being exposed to, such as Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat. 

Videos to support E-safety for 5-7 year olds

Home Activity Packs from

Home Activity Packs for 4-5 year old.

Home Activity Packs for 5-7 year old.

Home Activity Packs for 8-10 year old.

The Dangers of the Internet - created by Ruby in Year 6.


The DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying

Update (28.4.2020)

Online safety information for parents:

For more information and a wealth of keeping safe online activities and resources please visit: 

Internet Matters


Internet Safety Resources


There is a great new online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education called Parent Info. It has advice on everything from keeping children safe from online trolls to WhatsApp - a guide for parents.


Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to  your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.  You can visit their pages here Internet Matters.


Parent/carer advice 

Parent/Carer information about ONLINE GROOMING

Parent/Carer information about GOOGLE STADIA

Please click the link below for online advice for parents/carers on gaming, social media & live streaming, messaging, screen time and useful websites. 


Updated Parent/Carer information about TIKTOK from the 2 Johns (22.4.2020)

Parent/Carer information about NETFLIX

Parent/Carer information about ZOOM

Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful...

NSPCC NetAware

Safer Internet


Internet Matters

CEOP Police