Online Safety

At Cottingham we want to work together with parents to ensure that our children can use the internet to its greatest potential but also in a way that keeps them safe when they are on-line.

When accessing the internet, individuals are especially vulnerable to a number of risks which may be physically and emotionally harmful. These risks include:

  • Access to illegal, harmful or inappropriate images
  • Cyber bullying
  • Access to, or loss of, personal information
  • Access to unsuitable online videos or games
  • Loss of personal images
  • Inappropriate communication with others
  • Illegal downloading of files
  • Plagiarism and copyright infringement
  • Sharing the personal information of others without the individual’s consent or knowledge

We aim to work with you to educate children into knowing how to stay safe when on-line and also how to report things when things to go wrong.

With this aim we have created 4 internet safety rules:

  • Always ask a grown up before using the internet
  • Don’t tell strangers personal information about yourself and don’t agree to meet someone you don’t know
  • Don’t send pictures of yourself to people you don’t know
  • Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything on-line

Here are also some top-tips for you to use as parents with your children:

  • Take an interest in what children are doing on-line and discuss how they are ensuring that they keep safe
  • Find quality and age appropriate APPS together
  • Agree boundaries for the whole family: bedtime, screen time, dinner time
  • Be secure- use passwords, Google safesearch,
  • Read about internet-safety and know the risks

Please click on the link below to link you to CEOP- a website designed to allow children and adults to report internet safety concerns to the policy through a reporting form.



Here are some great sites that will help to guide you around online-safety and supporting your children.

Net aware- this site guides you through social networks that your children might use and is run by the NSPCC


Digital Parenting- this is a guide from Vodafone that gets updated that discusses many issues to do with digital parenting


Thinkyouknow- this is run alongside CEOP and the National Crime Agency and has lots of advice as well as guiding you through what to do if you have a concern

Our Primary School

Our strong moral values run through our curriculum and we place our pupils at the heart of everything we do. We are very proud of the school and its achievements. We have friendly staff who actively encourage parents to get involved and share their views.