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At Springfield we take E-safety very seriously. With the Internet becoming very much a part of everyday life, it is vital that we, as a school and you as a parent/carer, keep our children safe online. We ensure we teach children how to be safe when using computers and the internet.

Our key teaching to children when using computers and the internet and something upsets them, confuses them or just isn’t right is…’always ask an adult for help’.

Our Springfield E-safety policy can be found here-

One way we teach e-safety is through the use of stories.  These are in the library and children can borrow them to share with you at home. 

We have…

Chicken Clicking by Jeanne Willis

One night Chick hops onto the farmer’s house and has a browse on his computer – CLICK – soon she’s shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she’s made online, she discovers all is not as it seems…

Troll Stinks! by Jeanne Willis

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer’s mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games… until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don’t they?

Webster’s Friend by Hannah Whaley

Webster tries his best to impress when he makes a new friend online. Told in playful rhyme, this story takes a turn when the friend wants to meet and Webster finds out who he has really been talking to!

Penguin Pig by Stuart Spendlow

PENGUINPIG is the story of a little girl who reads of an exciting creature known as a penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue, she decides that she must go and find one. However, her parents are far too busy to take her and so she decides that she will sneak out and find the adorable penguinpig all on her own. Carefully, she follows the instructions from the website – but does she find her delightful penguinpig?>

Meet Smartie the Penguin and Digiduck.

We encourage our children to be SMART. Have a look at the SMART rules below


Apps can be a positive place for your child to socialise with peers. Many enable instant messaging, social networking and image sharing.
Some, like YouTube, can also be a great creative outlet. But consider:

  • Privacy settings and age relevance
  • Talking to them about the content they share
  • Discussing the consequences of sharing messages and images.

Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging is a great way to socialise and keep up to date with what’s going on right now. But just as you wouldn’t let them go off and talk to complete strangers on the street, if your child is using messenger services you should:

  • Look at the privacy settings
  • Ensure they understand that they may be talking to people they don’t know and the risks this brings
  • Talk to them about what is and isn’t appropriate to send.

Useful Fact Sheets and Resources

Useful Websites

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Springfield Infant School and Nursery
Sackville Road, Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8BQ,
t: 01903 219243