Glasshoughton Infant Academy

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We live in a world of ever evolving and changing digital technology. Digital technology, whilst playing an integral role in shaping our futures, does pose increased risks to the children and young people within our community. Lack of understanding, guidance and learning around online safety can mean our children are unaware of the potential consequences to their online actions and behaviours.  

This highlights the all important need to educate our pupils and school community about the benefits and risks of using a wide range of technology and to ensure we safeguard the children and families in our community to enable them to control their online experiences.  

At Glasshoughton Infant Academy, our vision is to make the children and their families safe in the on-line world, both in school and outside school, just as they are in the real world. 

Our Key Values: 

At GIA we protect our children by providing a safe learning environment. To do this we use appropriate monitoring and filtering to control what children can see whilst they are online in school. But this only protects our children whilst in our school. Regular education around e-safety and how to stay safe online is the only way we can ensure children in our school know how to stay safe online.Through our regular e-safety lessons we provide children with the knowledge and understanding to safeguard themselves and their personal information. This is extremely vital in protecting them through to adult life. We equally believe it is important to empower adults, particularly parents, with the right information so they too can protect our young children whilst online. Responding to issues is both about ensuring pupils know what to do if anything happens to put their online safety at risk, and taking direct and immediate action as a school where incidents occur. Our strong relationships with children make it possible to quickly and sensitively to safeguard children within our care.

Click here to view our Online Safety Policy

Click here to see our Staff and User Agreement Policy

Click here to see our Parent and Children Agreement Policy

Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders at Glasshoughton Infant Academy play a vital role in delivering the online safety message to all children across the school. Through a carefully planned programme, Digital Leaders become confident in delivering our e-safety message across all year groups. Our Digital Leaders are kind, caring and extremely approachable and are always there if you need help!  

As well as delivering our all-important e-safety message, our Digital Leaders are trained to use our technology in school and have huge responsibility in ensuring everyone is looking after our technology across school. They are also there to lend a hand in lessons due to their skills in using our iPads and Chromebooks.  

Click here to see our Digital Leader Programme

Safer Internet Day 

We further support our teaching of online safety through Online Safety day which takes place in February. The day is celebrated across EYFS and KS1 and allows children to develop their understanding of how to keep themselves safe on the internet through purpose planned activities.

Parent Friendly Guides to Online Safety 

Document titleLink to document
Age Ratings Link to PDF
Disney+ Link to PDF
Games Consoles Link to PDF
Parental Controls for Apps – AndroidLink to PDF
Parental Controls for Apps – Apple Link to PDF
Pokemon Go Link to PDF
Roblox  Link to PDF
Streaming Apps and SitesLink to PDF
TikTokLink to PDF

Useful Websites 

Childnet International 


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Think U Know (links to CEOP) 

CBBC Stay Safe 

Web Cam fact sheet 

Internet Matters  

Smartie the Penguin 

UK Safer Internet 

Child Friendly Search Engine  

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe 

Promoting Healthy Screen Time 

Setting Parental Controls  

Reporting Online-Safety Concerns 

If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre has an online reporting tool.