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Online Safety at MFSA

Childnet Online Safety Day

On Tuesday 24th March, Childnet will be visiting our school to raise the profile of online safety. All of the children will spend the day learning about the digital world we live in and how to stay safe. This day will be for children, staff, governors and parents and carers. We would like to work with you for a better internet. 


Find out more in our letter below.

Safer Internet Day 2020

Our digital leaders delivered an assembly to the school all about staying safe online. Each class spent time learning about being safe and what to do if they see something they don't like. The story #Goldilocks was an amusing but useful way to teach the children about sharing images online.




Our Digital Leaders are embarking on an exciting journey with the Childnet Digital Leaders programme. check out their page to follow their journey!


Safer Internet Day



 Safer Internet Day 2019 took place on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Together for a better Internet: Our Internet, our choice.’ We had a big focus on getting consent before posting and sharing on social media and taking photos.



In Reception, the children learnt about Hector the dolphin and they talked about different apps and games they used on the Internet. They also learnt that they should only use the Internet if they are with and adult.


In Year 1, they used emojis to show how they felt about different scenarios on the Internet. They learnt that they must always get permission from an adult and what to do if they see something they don't like.


In Year 2, learnt to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour on the Internet. They learnt to 'Be Internet Secure and Internet kind.'


In Year 3, the children learnt about online stranger danger and how to deal with inappropriate behaviour online. 


In Year 4, they learnt all about digital footprints and what information is OK to share. they talked about always getting consent before sharing. 


Want to see what Safer Internet day looked like at MFSA? Click the link below to find out more with our digital leaders!

Safer Internet day 2018

On Safer Internet Day we learnt all about how to stay safe on the Internet and what to do if we see something we don’t like. We learnt about not sharing personal information about ourselves and about cyber bullying. We found out which Apps children like to use and we researched them to find out their age rating. If you want to know more about these ratings please visit



Online safety

With children of all ages having access to the internet on a wide range of connected devices, it is of vital importance that both children and parents are aware of the risks and dangers of unsupervised internet access. This is why it is important that E-Safety is taught to all pupils at Matchborough First School Academy explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately on the internet through lessons, assemblies and Internet Safety Days.


We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.


What can parents/carers do? Follow these simple rules.

Ground Rules

  • Discuss as a family how the internet will be used in your house. Consider what should be kept private online (personal information, photos etc) and decide rules for making and meeting online friends. Make sure you know what your child is doing online much like you would offline.

Online Safety


  • Locate your computer in a supervised family area. Always supervise the use of webcams and applications which allow voice or video chat. Consider your child’s use of other devices that allow internet access such as mobile phones and games consoles.


  • Talk to your child and ask them to show, or even teach, you how they use the internet, learn which websites or tools they like to use and why. Learning together can often open opportunities to discuss safe behaviour with your child.
  • Always ensure your child knows how to block or report people online who send nasty or inappropriate messages or content. Encourage your child not to retaliate or reply.
  • Make sure your child knows to tell an adult they trust if they see something online that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable.
  • It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.


We encourage parents/carers to contact school to make an appointment to speak with Mrs Cartwright, our Computing leader, with any problems, concerns or questions.


Online Safety Advice Leaflets

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