Ponsbourne St Mary's C of E Primary School

Love to Learn, Learn to Love

Newgate Street Village, Nr. Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8RA

01707 872395




Please ask permission before taking photographs on the school premises.  Photos should not be posted on Facebook or any other online sites.

E-Safety Newsletter for Parents

E-Safety Newsletter for Parents - Autumn 2019

E-Safety Magazine for Parents - June 2019

Grand Theft Auto

If your child plays Grand Theft Auto, please read this poster.


Power for Good Online Workshop - 9th February 2017 - 6 pm in school.

Presentation for parents

Thank you for attending our Parents Information Evening (Oct 2015)

We were pleased that so many people commented on the e-safety talk, finding it informative and many parents liking the imaginary 'e-safety helmets' the children wear when they are learning about computing.  If you require any further information, please speak to Miss Busson.

Below are the links to the videos shown:


Child Focus - E-safety - younger children.



Jigsaw - E-safety - 8-10 year olds


Useful websites for parents:


This website was developed by a partnership of CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good e-safety advice.


Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people  stay safe on the internet.


An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of internet are addressed.


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.


This website gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.


 Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to 'stay safe' online.


This website is about the potential dangers of online chat. The website has interactive services online including Chat, IM, online games, email and mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

 E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones.


 We talk about e-safety daily In school but it is also important to reciprocate this at home.  This page has been developed to give you hints and tips to keep your child safe online.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. We used Safer Internet Day 2015 to talk about e-safety in school and at home.



The majority of eSafety incidents that are reported from primary schools currently involve inappropriate use of Instagram by children. This is a social networking service based on the shar-ing of photos and short videos. The terms of use for Instagram clearly state that children under 13 should not use the service. By default, any posts made to the service are public, meaning anyone could see them, and if en-abled it is possible to share your location through posts. 

Instagram’s safety guide can be found here:



The Digital Parenting Magazine has been sent out.


The sites below give parents ideas for getting the conversation going with children this Safer Internet Day.  Please click on the links to find out more information:






National statistics show that one in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.



Using the internet safely
A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line. 



Selfies  (new info 6.7.15)

We found some interesting and useful information about selfies.  While this information might not apply to your child here at Ponsbourne, the information might come in useful when your child moves on to secondary school.  This information has been taken from 'Thinkuknow'.

We're delighted to announce the launch of 'Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know'. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.

The films aim to help parents and carers:
· Understand young people's motivations for sending nude selfies.
· Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
· Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
· Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
· Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.

They are based on research findings from the European Commission-funded SPIRTO (Self-Produced Images: Risk Taking Online) Project and include:

Film One: Understanding Why
Film Two: Talking to your child
Film Three: When should I be worried?
Film Four: How to get help

The films are based on a two-year qualitative investigation led by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the University of Linköping (Sweden), Innocence in Danger (Germany) and the CEOP Command of the National Crime Agency.

You can download Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know now! You'll find it under the 'Parents' tab in the Resources section of your online account at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources. 


You can also get to the films on youtube which saves having to make an account. This is the link for the first film.



This is film 1 of 4 from the NCA-CEOP Command's Thinkuknow education programme's new resource called 'Nude Selfies- What Parents and Carers Need to Know'. Watch now...

 Parental controls

Parental controls, also known as Restrictions allow you to restrict what your child can or cannot access on an iPhone or iPad. 

Whether you’re lending your iPhone to your children or setting up an iPhone of their own, you need to be sure that they’ll be safe using it.

If they’re tech-savvy older children, you might want to ensure they won’t be visiting inappropriate websites, installing and playing unsuitable games, or running up huge bills buying extras as In-App Purchases (IAPs).  The simplest and safest option is therefore often to disable IAPs entirely, which is easily done using your iPhone’s Restrictions options. You’ll find these by opening the Settings app and tapping General > Restrictions. 


Please click on there link below for support and guidance with setting up parental controls.



Fact Sheets

There are a number of factsheets available to download to support you and your child with all aspects of e-safety

Click on the links below to download the factsheets:


Giving your child a smartphone

Digital parenting 'essentials checklist' 

Online safety - Under 5

Online safety - age 6-9

Online safety - age 10-12


If you feel that you would like some support or advice with any of the above, please speak to Mrs Marlow or Miss Smith.




Page updated  29/01/2019