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At Breakwater Academy we embrace the use of new technologies.  We promote the use of ICT to enhance learning and thinking and teach all of the children how to keep themselves safe.  All adults in school ensure that pupils know how to report incidents and problems confidently and straight away.


At home, many children use computers to play games and learn.  We want to encourage you to ensure children are supervised at all times at home, especially when accessing the internet.


IT IS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE THAT CHILDREN DO NOT SIGN-UP TO SOCIAL MEDIA OR OTHER SITES SITES FOR WHICH THEY ARE UNDERAGE. Whatsapp, Facebook, BBm etc. are not for children of Primary School age. To find out more about age-limits, please check https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Please feel free to view our E-Safety and Data Security Policy,


  • When your child is using the internet at school or at home it is very important that they stay safe. We teach children to FLAG IT, BLOCK IT & REPORT IT if they see anything on the internet they are concerned about.
  • Pupils are taught at school how to stay safe when using the internet on the computer, an Ipad or a mobile phone. It is also a good idea to talk about these safety issues at home with your child.
  • If you are worried about anything your child has seen on the internet you should report it to the police.
  • Remember, when using any computer, tablet or phone devices, children need to be SMART:


S- SAFE- Don’t give out your own information

M- MEET- Only meet people you have met online with your parents

A- ACCEPTING- Only open emails & texts from people you trust

R- RELIABLE- Some people online tell lies, only talk to real world friends and family

T- TELL- Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable

The links below will give you further, important information about how to keep your child safe: