Our Year 6 children have reminded the whole school to be SMART when using technology over the holidays. Have a great Easter and stay safe everybody.

Safer Internet Day 2018 – A Better Internet Starts With You

Mr. Sandwith led a special assembly, including drama from Year 6, to remind the children about keeping themselves safe and making the right choices online. The key messages were: make others happy online; have fun safely using the internet and make sure to report anything that causes upset or worry.


eSafety Assembly


Pokémon Go: a parent’s guide

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We want all of our children to be safe online and are aware of a new game which is proving popular across the world. Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters). It’s one of the first popular games to use “augmented reality” – a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone. It’s already become a craze in Australia and America, and has made its way into the news across the world. Thanks to the NSPCC, we are delighted to provide our #IncredibleCommunity with a guide to the game. Click on the image above to follow their advice.

Stay Safe Online

Many thanks to Mr. Sandwith for delivering our regular eSafety update in Assembly. It was very reassuring to know that our children really do know how to behave online and crucially, what to do if they experience something unpleasant  or even inappropriate. The ‘SMART’ eSafety agenda spells out perfectly just how to behave when using the internet. We also share the 2016 eSafety Videos at the end of this clip, please watch them with your children and at all times stay safe online #IncredibleCommunity

Welcome to the e-Safety area of our website. You will find our e-Safety agreements here, our e-Safety policy as well as a short film and some links to many helpful websites that can help us to stay safe online!

  • e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Birkwood Primary School .
  • At Birkwood, we utilise internet technology relevant to the needs of our community in the 21st Century.
  • We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
  • Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy.
  • e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
  • We aim to work with parents to ensure our e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that we at school and parents speak to our children about how they can stay safe.
e-Safety  Social Media



Birkwood e-Safety Policy Jan 14

e-Tips for staying safe online

e-Behaviour Agreements:
KS 2
KS 1

Useful websites: