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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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Online Safety

We encourage responsible Internet use in our school. 


On application to the school both pupils and parents need to sign an Internet Permission Form. Parents also need to sign a Consent form to permit (or not) the school to use images of their children (Data Protection Act 1998) on e.g. reading diaries, the school website and prospectus.


Our network Internet usage is filtered by Sophos to eradicate access to inappropriate sites.

Our children are taught not only to respect the Internet for all the great information that it can offer; it has become a vital tool for communication and information and is critical to your children’s development in today’s world; but we need to take sensible precautions to protect ourselves from harm. To this end we only allow web-based searches to be carried out to support them in their learning. If children or staff access anything that they are not happy with they should report this to a member of the ICT team.


For more information regarding the safety of your child on the Internet please refer to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), Think U Know, and Devon and Cornwall Police websites.

Further information can be found the online safety section in the Home Learning section of this website:

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.


Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.


If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the CEOP button on the header of every page of our website which will take you to the CEOP reporting website.

Tips for staying safe online:


  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.