At Bewick Bridge Community Primary School, we believe that the use of technology in schools brings great benefits. To live, learn and work successfully in an increasingly complex and information-rich society, our children must be able to use technology effectively.

The use of these exciting and innovative technology tools in school and at home has been shown to support learning and promote pupil achievement. Yet at the same time, we recognise that the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school.  We  put measures in place for limiting risk for pupils who access the internet at school but, more importantly, we teach online safety throughout all year groups  to equip pupils with the skills to be responsible and knowledgeable online citizens. Please see our online safety policy, below.

At Bewick Bridge we teach the SMART principles as part of our embedded Computing curriculum.

SMART Rues.pdf

Helpful Websites

You may find the following websites useful in regards to keeping children safe online. 



The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.



The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. It provides resources and information for Parents/Carers. It also has a number of videos for children to watch to help with issues such as cyberbullying and talking to strangers online.



Childnet International has a range of resources available to parents regarding online safety. It has up-to-date guides and an online chat forum if you need to speak to an expert.



NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help parents keep children safe when they are using the internet, social networks, apps and games.



Childline have created a new webpage called 'Calm Zone'. It gives strategies and activities to help children when they are feeling worried or anxious.

Online safety Newsletters, parent workshops and guides

More to come soon...

Online Safety Newsletter Spring.pdf

Spring Online Safety News and Information