Woodlands Primary Academy

Online Safety Information

The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like other children across the country, the pupils at Woodlands spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. 

We value computing within our academy and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing modern technology.  From laptops to iPads, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies to support their learning. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities. The safety of our children online is of paramount importance to us and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. 


Our comprehensive computing curriculum links with our PSHCE/RSE curriculum to offer e-safety education to all year groups. 

We use Natterhub to supplement our online safety education

Natterhub is an award-winning, interactive online safety and media literacy platform.

We utilise Natterhub lessons to prepare children for the online world by teaching the key skills that underpin positive digital citizenship. When pupils are taught to be safe, savvy and kind online, they are less vulnerable and more aware of their digital footprint.

Natterhub badges represent the topics we will cover in our online safety lessons. Pupils are rewarded badge power for demonstrating knowledge and skills attached to a particular badge.

The Natterhub Badges

Chat It - For communicating well and respectfully with others online

Balance It - Understanding the positive and negative aspects of technology

Feel It - Knowing why it is important to be empathetic and kind

Learn It -Learning how to share content, be creative and inspire others online

Mind It - Being mindful of online profiles and the need for honesty and integrity

Question It - Knowing how to ask questions, find information and be open-minded

Secure It - Ensuring accounts are secure and learning about self protection

Think It - Pausing before posting and reflecting on online behaviour

Helpful Natterhub Resources:

Ratings for popular YouTubers.

Guidance about platforms and game

Natterhub - Parent Letter

National Online Safety

At Woodlands we are recognised by National Online Safety for our whole school community approach to online safety, undertaken through the empowerment of of leaders, teachers, governors, children and parents/carers to ensure an effective community approach to online safety aims to protect and educate children in the safe use of the internet. 

In September 2020, 21, 22 and 23 we were awarded Certified School Status. Use the link below to access more information from National Online Safety.

Parent Guides

Parent Guide - Roblox

Parent Guide - Snapchat

Parent Guide - Tik Tok

Parent Guide - Among Us

Social Media & Mental Health - What Parent's Need To Know

Parental Controls

We encourage all parents/carers to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the link below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls

Reporting Inappropriate Content 

Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.