Orrell Newfold Community Primary

Orrell Newfold Community Primary

Enriching the lives of all

St James Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 7BD


01942 207134

Online Safety

INTERNET SAFETY WEEK: Week beginning Monday 6th February 2023


The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that all our families are safe.


At Newfold, we take online safety, both in school and at home, very seriously.  Our children engage in Online Safety lessons termly, we take part in the annual Safer Internet Day and our Digital Leads regularly lead assemblies for the different phases of school.


To support this, in the 2022/2023 academic year we will provide on-line parent workshops through 'Smoothwall'. These workshops will address current on-line issues and give families the most up-to-date advice in keeping children safe whilst on-line.

These will take place during the Autumn term. Date: TBA 


In the 2022/2023 academic year, and again in partnership with 'Smoothwall', we will providing workshops for all phases of school that will highlight the importance of on-line safety. These will take place during Internet Safety Week on Monday 6th February 2023. 


This area of our school website is dedicated to helping our families better understand the issues around online safety and manage the risks more effectively. Please use the links below. 


Internet Safety Guidance for Parents



We hope you find the above links useful.



For further, more detailed, guidance please visit www.internetmatters.org or sign up free at https://nationalonlinesafety.com/ 

Here you will find a range of age-specific advice, further 'How-to' guides and instructions of how to set up your child's devices safely. 


Further Documents


 Newfold's policy for Computing Acceptable Use


If you have any concerns or worries about your child, or any issues relating to online safety, and would like further advice, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Mrs Harris or Mr Pitts in school.




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