We recognised Safer Internet Day 2018 on Tuesday 6th February, to promote safe and responsible use of technology with the aim to inspire a better Internet.

The theme of this year is

 "Create, connect and share respect.

A better internet starts with you."

Watch the SID videos for your age group at the bottom of this page - parents, there's even one for you!

The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.

Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.  Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on children. At Ivy Bank we have measures in place to ensure that using the Internet is a positive and safe experience. We have an active programme of work that covers all age groups, please contact the school for more information.

The UK Safer Internet Centre offers guides to the safety features of popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Kik, Snapchat etc

Click on the picture to the left to be taken to their website


      Clicking on the picture to the left will take you to the Childnet International site where tyou will find information about keeping your child safe online and to support home learning on e-safety.

cBBC has some great resources on staying safe.

The "Think U Know" website is full of advice. Their film clip made with the CEOP - aimed at children between ages 8 and 10 years old - can be seen at the bottom of this page. They have also compiled a fact sheet which can be viewed here


Parent Info  is a free resource giving lots of support on a range of safeguarding topics and the use of apps. Click on the logo.



 Clicking on the image to the left will take you to an informative guide for parents. 

 Clicking on the image to the left will take you to an informative guide for parents about teaching children to be "share aware". 

Safe use of our Learning platform
Acceptable use of the school learning platform:

  • Children must understand that they can only access the learning platform using their own logons.
  • Children will be made aware not to share their password with anyone else.
  • Uploading of any material that could be considered offensive is forbidden.
  • Guidelines will be set by the class teacher for participation in class/school blogs and forums, encouraging pupils to comment in a polite and friendly manner.
  • Children and parents to be made aware that all use can be monitored and tracked. The use of computer systems without permission or for inappropriate purposes could constitute a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Publishing pupil’s images and work

  • Photographs that include pupils will be selected carefully and only pupils who have permission will have their images on the website.
  • Pupils’ full names will not be used anywhere on the website or blog, particularly in association with photographs.
  • Written permission from parents or carers is obtained before photographs of pupils are published on the school website.

Also look at Cheshire East's Local Education Authority webpage by clicking here and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.