Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools

Inspiring Learning for All

Wirksworth Infant School and Wirksworth Church of England Infant School

‘Be kind to each other’

Ephesians 4:32

Online Safety

We take the safeguarding and welfare of all children and young people very seriously. 

All staff have a professional duty to take reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. The safety and protection of all children is promoted in our Child Protection and Computer Use policies. Please see our School Policies page.

If you are at all concerned about something you or your child has seen on the internet, you can also contact the school. We will offer any support or advice that we can.

We have produced a leaflet to help parents and carers understand the approach we take to internet safety

Two recommended sites for helping parents/carers and children get the most out of your technology and stay safe online are:

Derbyshire County Council has produced two useful leaflets: Social Networking Guidance at Home and at School and Parent and Carer Social Networking Guidance

Childline has a smartphone app called 'For Me'. See https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/for-me/ or call 0800 1111. 

Other useful links are listed below:

NSPCC with O2 - Net Aware 

Your guide to the social networks your children are using.

CBBC Stay Safe  

Top tips from the BBC

Childnet International 

Non-profit organisation working with other organisations around the world to ensure the internet is a safe place for children. Information and resources for parents, teachers and children.

Click the CEOP button to report an unsafe website. 

This special police unit is dedicated to cyberspace. Useful information and contacts if you have concerns about child safety online.


ParentInfo.org Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online 


Website for parents with useful FAQs about safety online. Downloadable free resources and presentations on internet safety relevant to children as young as five

Internet Watch Foundation 

An Internet hotline for the public to report websites with potentially illegal content. Features useful tips on internet safety, filters and links to other helpful organisations.

Get Safe Online 

Unbiased, authoritative and easy-to-understand information on internet safety issues for children and adults.