Online Safety/E-safeguarding

At Burley Oaks we place great value on the use of new technologies in enhancing learning. The education of pupils in online safety is therefore an essential part of our school’s eSafeguarding provision. Children need the help and support of the school and their parents/carers to recognise and avoid online safety risks and to build their resilience.


In July 2018, Burley Oaks was re-accredited with the online safety mark by South West Grid for learning. The report commends the school's growing maturity to the provision and significant progress from the first assessment. We are currently awaiting on a date for our next assessment.

Our Online Safety Curriculum 


Every person in school has a responsibility for online safety; to be safe and to keep others safe. Burley Oaks employs a specialist teacher as the computing lead who delivers the computing curriculum to all the children across the school. Promoting Online Safety is a key part of this role to ensure staff and children are vigilant and aware in all aspects of teaching and learning. Online Safety is a prominent feature in our work and remains a school priority in terms of training and a cycle of review, plan, action to be proactive and responsive to technological changes and therefore, potential dangers.

‘Project EVOLVE’ is the resource toolkit BOPS uses to deliver a comprehensive curriculum; it ensures both the coverage of the relevant statements from the UK Council for Internet Safety's (UKCIS) framework “Education for a Connected World” and the objectives stated in the National Curriculum:

Each year group from EYFS to Year 6 undertake lessons on the following strands:

  • Self-Image and Identity
  • Online Relationships
  • Online Reputation
  • Online Bullying
  • Managing Online Information
  • Health Well-Being and Lifestyle
  • Privacy and Security
  • Copyright and Ownership

For more information on our computing and online safety curriculum please take a look at the 'subject information' section of our website.

Support for parents:

As a school, we provide information and support for parents. Important news or advice is posted on our school's X (formerly Twitter) feed, @burleyoaks. Look out for this image which is always included on our online safety tweets.

We provide a series of online safety videos for parents which discuss a variety of topics including social media, You Tube and exploitation.

Useful Information and Links

This page is regularly updated with relevant links to websites and advice we think you may find useful.


Online Safety

These site shares a mass of information about how to keep young people safe online.


Thinkuknow - advice from the National Crime Agency

UK Safer Internet Centre

Online Safety NSPCC 

CBBC's 'Lifebabble' is a site for 6-12 year olds covering subjects such as online bullying, mental health, body image etc.

Virgin Media O2 Children's Internet Safety Test

Little Digital Helps Toolkit:This is a really useful toolkit for parents/carers who may be unsure about what parental features are available on their children's devices. Put together by Internet Matters and Tesco it takes around 8 minutes to answer a few questions and then receive a tailored toolkit.

Early Years - Online Safety Starts Early: Internet Matters have a set of resources on their website specifically for schools and parents of early years children. The resources are a 4-episode series covering good habits, being mindful, device safety and digital chats. 

Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online. Government guidance which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice

Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online


ThinkUKnow (CEOP) have written a comprehensive article for parents and carers regarding gaming including chatting, risks, tips etc.  

Parental Controls on a Nintendo Swicth                                        

Internet Parental Controls

Go Compare: Broadband Parental Controls: How to keep your children safe online

Social Media

Social Media and its impact on mental health

Talking about Online Safety with children

Lego Build and Talk: "Our story-style Build & Talk activities, created for children ages 6 to 9, support families with a playful way to engage in otherwise difficult conversations about digital safety topics whilst playing with LEGO® bricks. Covering six different topics, the activities are designed to help your child navigate the online world safely. You’ll also find handy discussion starters to get the conversation going as you Build & Talk together."

Smart Phones

Assessing Smartphone Readiness: Considering a mobile phone for your child? The Institute for Digital Media and Child Development have put together some tip sheets for parents.

Wellbeing Apps for children