Brookfield Community Primary School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
At Brookfield Community Primary School, safeguarding is a shared responsibility. Everyone works together to stay safe.
Everybody in the school is made aware of the guidance for the use of digital media on the website and is aware of the guidance regarding personal information on websites. Our school website is effective in communicating online safety messages to our parents/carers and children. Our children understand that they can talk to any adult if they are worried or scared and these adults have specific responsibilities for safeguarding in our school.
We ensure that the infrastructure/network is as safe and secure as possible. Our school subscribes to the BT Lancashire Broadband Service; internet content filtering is provided via Netsweeper which appropriately supports online safeguarding priorities for the school, children and young people. For further information please see
Online Safety Updates
Keeping our Children Safe
Helpful information from the Kooth service
Popular apps and their age restrictions
Brookfield Community Primary School are proud to work with Lancashire Police within Operation Encompass.
Please click on the links below to find support and resources to keep your child safe online.
All resources and more can be found on the 'Thinkuknow' website.
Parent, carers and families
Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) - A useful Online Safety Guide for parents
Cyber Streetwise - "Find out about easy steps you can take to protect your home or business from cyber crime" -
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
Avoiding Ratting - Remote Access Trojans -
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."
'The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet', has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
YouTube Safety Centre -
The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodaphone "Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, 'How to' guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved."
"The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly".
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Webcam safety- BBC Webwise - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/25812110
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) - Criminal content can reported to this organisation -http://www.iwf.org.uk
Facebook Family Safety Centre - http://www.facebook.com/safety
Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)
Digital resilience resources for parents
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Internet Matters website
How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)
User guides for phones, tablets and game systems
User guide for game systems
Parental controls for mobile phones
Anti-Bullying Alliance - http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
Jigsaw Film on CEOP YouTube Channel -
Lucy and the boy (NSPCC)
The Marie Collins Foundation - "The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) is the UK charity enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives." - http://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/
The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)