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Designated Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff.


Online Safety

At Nields we are fully committed to keeping our staff and pupils safe when online and acknowledge this as a major part in school safeguarding procedures. As a community we value the opportunities provided by the internet and other technologies that are used in everyday life but at the same time we educate our children about the risks and highlight the steps we need to take to avoid them both in and out of school. Our Online Safety Lead is Mr J Toon, who works in close partnership with the Leadership team. As staff we have worked hard to ensure that online safety awareness is taught during assembly times and as part of our computing curriculum in classes. Our expectations for responsible and appropriate conduct are set out in our Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) which we expect all staff and pupils to follow. All children have taken one of these home to read with parents. Without parental signatures, children are not allowed to use the internet unattended.

If you have any concerns and it is important to us here at Nields that you alert us to such, that you come in to speak to Mr Toon or a member of staff with regard to any online issues so that they can be dealt with promptly.

What age can my child start social networking?

As a parent it’s important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking apps, if on a smartphone) have age limits. Click on this link for more information.


  • For further information and any concerns that you may have please click on the links below




Keeping children safe ONLINE! We want to raise awareness of games/apps such as RoBlox and Fortnite as they have a messaging feature allowing children to message each other during the game. This has caused a few problems out of school where children have been sending each other unkind messages on the games/apps. There is an excellent resource, created by Google, called ‘Be Internet Legends’ (as advertised on the radio) that supports and teaches families about being safe online. 


This is  a good site for you to look at with your child/children: 


  • Other useful sites are:

Please check out the links below to find information about apps, games etc. that your child may be using in particular the one regarding age restrictions.


Please click on the link below for the Age restrictions in place for apps and games



The links below are with regard to the Tik Tok app which is very popular with young people, please take the time to read it.




Other useful sites are:







This website gives practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.


8th April 2019 - Please click on the link below with regards to the Tik Tok app rated 12+


Please click on the link below with regard to the  'Momo Challenge', which has been identified as an alleged form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and cell phones.


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