Great Oldbury Primary Academy

Great Oldbury Little Learners

Great Oldbury Little Learners


Great Oldbury Primary Academy considers eSafety to be a fundamental aspect of educating young people in modern Britain. We have eSafety a central cog in our safeguarding practice and we seek to educate the children in both the positive aspects and risks associated with the online world of today. The GLA eSafety Policy  includes more details regarding the approach the school take in this aspect of the curriculum. 

Click here to view our GLA eSafety policy.

The Curriculum

Pupils will be taught about online safety as part of the Personal Social Health Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Computing curricula. Topics covered are age appropriate, and support our pupils in navigating the online world in a safe and secure environment. These topics throughout their school journey include:

  • Recognising dangerous situations online - risk management
  • Building positive relationships - respect, kindness, being a good friend
  • Managing feelings and emotions
  • The role of media influence in our world
  • Evaluating the reliability of digital content

Social Media

We would like to remind parents that there are age restrictions for applications which can be seen below. We strongly advise that parents adhere to these age restrictions for the safety and well being of their children. Our experience tells us that there are two key reasons these age restrictions exist:

  1. Younger children are less likely to have the necessary understanding of eSafety to keep themselves safe from harm online
  2. Younger children are less likely to have developed the emotional intelligence to effectively manage the non-verbal communications used on social media

There is a wealth of advice available to parents on security measures in access to these sites at The National Online Safety website and the NSPCC Net-Aware website


Parent/Guardian Cyber Security Guides

Below are a wealth of resources to support parents and guardians understand more about apps and programmes their children may be drawn to.