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Online Safety

Keeping children safe online is an important aspect of our safeguarding at Shakespeare. 

It is essential that we work with you as their family to support our pupils into becoming confident and safe users of the online world.  

The school's vision for Online Safety is to provide a diverse, balanced and relevant approach to the use of technology. Our pupils will be encouraged to maximise the benefits and opportunities that technology has to offer by following the guidelines in the Lancashire Primary Online Safety framework. We will ensure that children will learn in a safe and secure environment so that they can learn effectively. Our aim is that pupils will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to use 21st Century technology appropriately and responsibly. Pupils will be taught how to recognise the risks associated with this technology and how to deal with them, both inside and outside the school environment.


If you have any concerns about an Online Safety issue please contact either:

Mr Stephen Twist, Headteacher

Mr Richard Howarth, IT Co-ordinator

Lucy McGough, Family Support Lead


Please see our Online Safety policy for further information, you can find this in Key Information - Policies - Ethos Policies. 



Tuesday 8th February is Safer Internet Day and as a school each year we work together to raise awareness of online issues and concerns, from cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity.


The theme this year is: All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online.

What with 77% of young people having spent more time playing online games and apps during the pandemic, the theme is more relevant and important than ever before.


Please have a look at the document below for more information and for activities and videos you can explore with your child(ren). 

Safer Internet Day 2022




Shakespeare Primary School has started using the online reporting tool Whisper as a new line of anonymous communication within the school community. Whisper allows students and parents alike to report any issues or concerns they may be having, anonymously, through SMS messaging or via email. The school will be able to actively respond to any reports and offer the correct guidance and support where needed. We hope this will allow students and parents to feel confident in coming forward with any problems they may be experiencing.

If you need to report anything, please click on the link

Alternatively, you can send a message to 07860 021 323 starting your message with SPS3 to report via SMS

If you have any concerns, please contact either Stephen Twist or Lucy McGough or alternatively visit the FAQ section for more information about how Whisper works.

Yours Sincerely,

Stephen Twist




An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world


Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day and as a school each year we work together to raise awareness of online issues and concerns, from cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity.

The theme this year is: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction? The Safer Internet Day campaign is focussing on how we can know what to trust online, whilst supporting children to question, challenge and change the online world.


Below are some links to videos and activities you can have a look at with your child and there is also a 30-minute lesson from the BBC which goes live on the morning of 9th February where children will learn about how to stay safe, responsible and wise in an increasingly digital world, with tips and advice from some of the biggest personalities on the web.



KS1 - Detective Digiduck book or video - 


KS1 - Lee & Kim’s Adventure -


KS2 - What can you trust online? -


KS2 - Horrible Histories Fake News Song -


KS2 - Think before you click -


KS2 - Digital Footprint -


KS2 - Being Respectful Online -



KS1 & KS2 - Be expert fact checkers -


KS2 - Be Internet Awesome -


KS2 - Fake News Quiz -


KS2 - Safer Internet Day Quiz





Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

Meet: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or carers' permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

Accepting: Accepting emails, messages, or opening fi les, images or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems — they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

Reliable: Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows.

Tell: Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.


We would love it if you sent us some photos of your child(ren) being Internet Heroes for Safer Internet Day!

Thank you,

Lucy McGough

Below are some great links and documents for advice on keeping your child safe and how to talk to them about this too.

Wake Up Wednesday


The #WakeUpWednesday campaign is viewed as one of the most trusted and reputable learning resources in the UK, providing expert advice on the latest platforms and online risks that parents and carers need to know about through a beautifully engaging and content rich design. A brand new guide is released every Wednesday and is posted on the school Facebook page each week.

Below are a couple of the guides we have found really useful but you can find them all on our Facebook page or on the National Online Safety website.