Beaumont Primary School

Online Safety

Online safety continues to be an integral part of learning at Beaumont Primary School. With more pupils than ever gaining access to technology, and at an ever-earlier age, we want to work in collaboration with our families and wider school community to ensure that all children are using it in a safe, positive and responsible manner. 

Technology can provide new learning opportunities but can also provide opportunities for pupils to access material they should not, or be treated by others inappropriately.

Our curriculum has a clear focus on online safety and shows pupils how to protect themselves from harm, particularly concerning cyber-bullying and dealing with strangers online. The children have regular assemblies linked to Online Safety and a carefully structured scheme that is implemented in collaboration with the school and Purple Mash. Mr Hatton is the designated Online Safety Lead at Beaumont Primary School. If you need any advice or have any questions relating to this subject please email Mr Hatton –

At Beaumont Primary School, we understand a range of factors keep children safe online:

  • Policy– We have a clear and rigorous online safety, which can be found below on a drop down tab, which has clear procedures used by the whole school.
  • All Beaumont Staff– Our entire workforce receive termly CPD on up-to-date training regarding online safety and the updates from KCSIE 2023.
  • Curriculum– Our online safety curriculum is age-appropriate, relevant and engages pupils’ interest.

All pupils, staff and governors complete each year their AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) which clearly outlines the expectations of how to keep safe online and the correct procedures to follow. These can be found below.

The world our children are growing up in is becoming more and more digital. Among other things, technology has been shown to improve problem solving, cognitive development and language skills and it can stimulate creativity and social interaction but we also need to be aware of the many risks involved. We want to help our children and their families to make positive contributions online whilst developing strategies for keeping safe and being aware of their behaviour online.  Therefore, please ensure that you have read the following documents listed below.

Web-filtering and Monitoring

From KCSIE 2023, the DSL is asked to take lead responsibility for web filtering and consider the DfE standards. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE 2023) obliges schools to 'ensure appropriate filters and appropriate monitoring systems are in place and for them not to be able to access harmful or inappropriate material but at the same time be careful that 'over blocking' does not lead to unreasonable restrictions as to what children can be taught with regards to online teaching and safeguarding'. 

At Beaumont Primary School, the internet connection is provided by LGfl. This means we have a dedicated and secure, school-safe connection that is protected with firewalls and multiple layers of security, including a web filtering system called WebScreen3, which is made specifically to protect children in schools. You can read more about why this system is appropriate on the UK Safer Internet Centre's appropriate filtering submission pages. 

There are three types of appropriate monitoring identified by the Safer Internet Centre. These are: 1. Physical monitoring (adult supervision in the classroom, at all times) 2. Internet and web access 3. Active/Pro-active technology monitoring services at Beaumont Primary School, we have decided that option 2 is appropriate.

When pupils log into any school system on a personal device, activity may also be monitored here. For example, if you use G Suite for example and apply a filtering extension, this will apply when logging into a home Chromebook but also when logging into a Chrome profile on a Windows laptop.


Online Safety Documents

Policy Documents 

Online Safety PolicyGlossary of Terms

Filtering Checks - Autumn Term 2023

Filtering Checks - Spring Term 2024

 Cyber Security Policy 

Cyber Security Policy 2023-2024

Cyber Security Glossary of terms


Acceptable Use Policies for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, Staff and Governors, Visitors and Parents




Staff and Governors


Parents and Families

Useful Websites for Parents and Families 


Croydon Council recommendations

Think You Know


Educating against hate

How to start a conversation with your child about online safety

Information Guides for Parents and Families 

Whatsapp (age 16+)

Discord (age 13+)

How to be kind online?

Mental Health

Live Streaming

Roblox (age 7+)

Boundaries around gaming

Sharing Images Online

Upsetting Content Online

Social Media Tips

Parents Info about keeping children safe online

You Tube

Snap Chat (age 13+)

Tik Tok (age 13+)

Age Ratings

Cyber Bullying

Online Bullying

Sexting (age 18+)

What parents need to know

You Tube Kids

Amazon Fire Tablet

Minecraft (age 7+)

Call of Duty (age 18)

Grand Theft Auto (age 18)

Online Grooming

Phone Scams

Sad Fishing