On-line Safety at Nook Lane Junior School

At Nook Lane Junior School we are committed to educating children in how to stay safe online and how to be responsible users of the internet.

We consider this to be a partnership between school and home and are supporting parents by establishing the Parent Internet Awareness Group and running online safety events.

A new face for On-line Safety.

We are pleased to inform you Mr John Thornton (Year 4 teacher) will be taking on the responsibility of On-line Safety, previously known as E-safety, from Mr John Chadbourne (Deputy Head). Mr Thornton will be taking forward the excellent work Mr Chadbourne has already put in place and ensure the children receive the very best education upon staying safe whilst on-line.

Mr Thornton will be updating parents and carers upon current issues regarding on-line safety and will be inviting suggestions for areas they feel need to be addressed.

There will of course be a hand over period and the Safeguarding and Senior Leadership teams will still always deal with any matters of concerns.

You might find the links below useful guidance upon the current issues young people are facing today. Not all content will be relevant to your child but you may find it more applicable to older siblings. Please, therefore make your own judgements on which areas you choose to discuss with your children.

Become Internet Legends

This year we have introduced the Be Internet Legends Initiative as part of the school's ongoing commitment to educating our children on Online Safety. The scheme of work is supported by Parentzone and combines interesting lessons with some wonderful educational games provided by Google's Interland.

Whilst the children will be exploring Interland and aiming to become Internet Legends as part of their Computing curriculum, we gladly encourage any participation at home alongside parents and carers.

Follow the Be Internet Legends link to find out more.

Links for Parents

Useful Websites:

A useful document provided by the government:

On-line Safety Parents' Evening

Towards the end of the summer term, Nook Lane hosted a parents' evening on Online Safety.

A very informative presentation was delivered by Sue Finnigan an eLearning consultant from Sheffield’s Primary ICT and eLearning team.

The information provided was found to be of great benefit for those attending and during the evening, several of the above useful websites were mentioned.

We hope to be running this successful event again next year.

Parent Comments:

'A really good presentation with lots of useful info to help me feel more in control of my children when on line.'

'Lots of advice and info. Fantastic! I now have tools to discuss issues with my children.'

'Thank you, very useful and informative. Learnt lots and appreciate the links for further information and support.'