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Gilbert Colvin Primary School

Keeping Your Children Safe/Online Safety

If you need parenting advice, help or support please contact the school office or a member of the safeguarding team. Our safeguarding team is Ms Cohen (DSL), Mr Endacott (DDSL), Mrs Turtington (DDSL), Mrs Begum (DDSL) and Ms Fasham (DDSL)

Local Support and Information

London Borough of Redbridge has a website full of information for families. This includes information about childcare, financial advice, things to do locally and how to get support if your child has Special Educational Needs.  Click on the icon below for information.


What is Online Safety?

Online safety is the safe use of information systems and electronic communications, including the internet, mobile phones and games consoles. It is important that children and young people understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. Gilbert Colvin Primary School outlines the school's approach to online safety in the Online Safety Policy. We ask that all members of the school community and visitors read the policy and sign the relevant Acceptable Use Policy.

Online Safety Policy

Acceptable Use Policy - KS1

Acceptable Use Policy - KS2

Acceptable Use Policy Pupils - Leaflet with Symbols

Acceptable Use Policy - Parents

Acceptable Use Policy - Visitors

Apps and Website Guidance

We are always alert to the sites and apps children are using. One of the biggest concerns at Gilbert Colvin and in many primary schools is children using apps which have age restrictions.

One example of this is WhatsApp which should not be used by under 16's.   Most of the online problems we deal with are around children being unkind online in group chats. Although this takes place outside school we educate children about the impact of unkind online behaviour and we always address issues when they arise.

Below there are a number of guides which are available from National Online SafetyAge Rating for

Age Rating for Apps

Top Tips for Building Cyber Resilience at Home
Group Chats
Tik Tok
Setting up New Devices for Children

EAL Parents: Supporting Young People Online (leaflets available in other languages)

Please click on the link below to access Online Safety advice and information available in other languages.

Childnet International Leaflets

What is Cyberbullying?

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