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Internet Safety

The use of computers and the internet has become an important part of our daily lives and it is essential that we teach our children not only how to use such technology to benefit their learning but also to use it wisely. As adults, we are aware that not everything we read online is true and reliable and that there are many internet sites that are not suitable for children to see. In school, unsuitable internet sites are blocked by our internet filters. The sites and documents below have suggestions for how you can ensure that such security is in place at home.


In school, we regularly talk to the children about the SMART Rules for keeping safe online; along with having regular assemblies and reminders. We also take part in the national Safer Internet Day each year. Children are encourages to report anything online that they may find upsetting or uncomfortable.


All pupils are required to sign our Charter of Good Online Behaviour which is countersigned by parents/carers and are regularly reminded of its contents.



Ensuring our children know how to keep safe online is an important part of our curriculum at Belmont and we are grateful for all the support we have been given by our school community over the years. Parents/carers are welcome to take photos/videos when we hold special events, however we ask that everyone is mindful of uploading any to social media that contain images of children other than your own.


For the Belmont website and Twitter pages, the school is required to ask permission from all parents/carers before uploading photos of pupils. We also have to ensure that children are not identified in any photos that are uploaded. The majority of parents/carers do give permission, however some have informed us that photos of their children must not be published.

Not only may there be personal or religious reasons for not wanting an image published online, unfortunately there may be times when doing so might put a child and their family at risk. Some children, families or staff may have a complex family background, unknown to the wider school community, which means that sharing their image online can have unforeseen consequences.

Parents/carers are asked to confirm in writing that photos/videos are for personal use only when we welcome you to events in school.


Thank you once again for your on-going support in keeping all members of our school community safe online.