At Cullingworth Village Primary School we take the children's E-Safety very seriously and work as a team to ensure our pupils are educated and prepared to surf the cyber world and all it has to offer safely. All of our E-Safety policies and documents can be viewed HERE on our Policies page.
Our digital leaders meet termly to discuss current issues with the computing lead and the E-safety governor. They help out at after school clubs where children are using computers, they help to organize events in school such as Safer Internet Day.
We celebrated Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2023 by taking part in lots of activities around ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. Exploring respect and relationships online'. Here are some photos from the day...
Our digital leaders held an assembly in the morning to introduce the school to Safer Internet Day 2023!
Parent E-safety workshop June 22
The PCSO from the Bradford Cyber Crime team held an e-safety workshop in the hall after school for parents. She talked about how to ensure children are kept safe on their devices in the home.
Parent's Guide To Keeping Children Safe Online:
Click HERE to find a parent's guide to keeping children safe online - This is a useful guide written by a child psychiatrist working for Priory Group ( A provider of mental healthcare in the UK). Keeping children safe online is more important than ever now we are all spending more time online. Please take a look...
Click HERE to read about 14 ways to keep your child safe online.
Click HERE to read about screen addiction and responsible use. As we are spending more time looking at our screens it is important to take control and ensure it is having a positive impact on our children's lives.
COVID-19 Learning from home
If your child is isolating they will be using the computer to complete tasks set by their teachers and communicate with their friends and family. Therefore it is really important that you ensure that they are safe whilst doing so. I have created the following checklist to make it simple and easy for you to check that you have everything in place on your devices in your home to ensure your child’s safety:
- Check your parental controls are up to date on ALL devices and with your internet provider to prevent your children seeing something they shouldn’t. Here are some guides to help you: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/
- Speak to your child regularly about staying safe on the internet using this help guide:
- Come up with your own rules as a family about what’s acceptable when using games, apps and sites using this online agreement template:
- Check all devices and use the privacy and location settings to keep your child safe. The NSPCC have a support line to help you with this: 0808 800 5002.
- If your child is communicating with family and friends through social networking apps this should be done under adult supervision as most of these apps have a minimum age restriction of 12 - 16 years old. Here are some guides to these apps to help you understand how to keep your child safe:
Whatsapp (16 years old)-
Instagram (13 years old), snapchat (13 years old), tik tok (12+ years old) -
House party (12+ years old) –
Tik Tok (13 years old) -
- Set up ‘Google Family Link’ if you haven’t already so you can view your child’s activity and manage their apps. Use the link below:
Most importantly help your child to have fun and learn through the internet during these uncertain times.
As part of Safer internet Week, some children in school have talked about accessing a variety of apps and social media sites online. We encourage children to use these Apps and sites whilst emphasising the need to stay safe.
If you know your children have access to any of these apps or games below its worth a look!
Here are links to useful parent guides to some of the most popular apps/social media sites used along with other useful links.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 recently had an online safety workshop lead by the cyber team from the West Yorkshire Police. The workshop covered the use of social media and the ages restrictions on social media websites and games. They also learnt how to create a good password and communicating safely with others on the internet. Here are some photos...
Here are some e-safety posters made by years 5 and 6 after the workshop...
Here are some quotes from the children during their discussions after the workshop...
Please ask in the office if you are unsure of your child's log in details for any of these.