Online Safety

At Manby Lodge we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to. The purpose of our Safeguarding policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school. The policy also informs parents and shows we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care. You can download a copy of the policy from the Safeguarding page.

Useful Links

Manby Lodge Online Safety Policy

ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP.  There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.

The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre

Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teen
  We created this Digital Parenting website to support parents, carers and teachers and also to provide resources for young people themselves. It’s full of expert advice, ‘how to’ guides and information about other Vodafone initiatives, such as Be Strong Online, so that you can help your child to make the right digital choices.

At Manby Lodge Infant School we encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing modern technology. From laptops to tablets, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies. We cannot rely on all aspects of the digital world being safe for its users, so this is why it is important that our pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.

Together, teachers and parents can ensure that children demonstrate good practice on their devices and use them appropriately for their age. It is vital that we take responsibility for the use of technology and the internet by the children in our care. It is our job to gain a greater understanding of the benefits, limitations and dangers of digital technology in all its forms, so this page will provide links to websites which can help you become more proactive about protecting, and teaching, your children about the being safe online.



Online Safety Policy

The Online Safety Policy relates to other policies including those for Anti-bullying, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Acceptable Use policy and the Staff Code of Conduct.

Manby Lodge has a Computing Leader, Miss Lonergan who works in collaboration with The Designated Safeguard Leader (DSL), and PSHE Leader, in order to ensure this policy meets the ever-changing issues relating to the Internet and its safe use.

Our Online Safety Policy has been written, building on best practice and government guidance.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022 recognises that school staff have a duty to keep children safe online and to teach them how to use the internet safely. Please refer to our school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for further information.

Please find the link to the policy here

How to set up Facebook privacy controls

Facebook’s privacy controls enable users to share their posts, photos, tags and other content with the people they want.

Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world, with more than 900 million active users.  It has a minimum age limit of 13.

Its privacy controls enable users to decide which people can see their information. These controls can now be found right next to the things they share, so it’s clear who sees their stuff.

Please find the link to Setting up privacy controls here


Jargon Buster & Glossary

Please see a link to our Jargon Buster and a link to a Glossary of commonly used online terms