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Online Safety

Filtering & Monitoring 

In line with  the 2023 Kcsie DFE guidance on filtering and monitoring standards we have identified roles and responsibilities to manage filtering and monitoring systems, block harmful and inappropriate content (without overblocking) and have key strategies in place that meet the safeguarding needs of the school.

We take online safety seriously, so we use HfL Broadband which offers:

  • cloud based web filtering, customisable by school to an individual user level incorporating DfE initiatives including Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent Duty, and updates to Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework
  • IWF, Prevent alerting with the ability to create customised web filtering alerts
  • associated with the National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ as standard with best defence from cyber-attacks with protection against anti-virus and anti-malware through in-line filtering
  • unparalleled cyber security including fully managed firewalls with built in resilience
  • localised control of web filtering policies, DNS and firewall settings
  • supported VPN solution enabling secure remote access for school based systems

Useful Web Sites for Parents

Please note – Benington Primary School is not responsible for the content of external websites. The inclusion of a link to an external website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners (or their products/services).

HfL online Safety Newsletter 

Virgin Media  Children’s Online Safety Test – How to introduce the kids to the internet
At Virgin Media O2, we want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely. However, when it comes to educating your kids about the internet, you might feel out of your depth, when they’re learning, playing and chatting to friends on websites and apps you’re unfamiliar with. To get you up to speed on the things you should be keeping an eye out for, check out our Children’s Internet Safety Test below, and keep on top of how your little ones are making use of the world wide

This website is designed to give up to date advice to parents. Below are two links which we think are the most useful pages. They show all of the current apps and games that young people are using. If you click on the app or game, it tells you whether their experts think it is safe or not and gives lots of useful information about how it works and how to use it more safely.