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The internet is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.

Unfortunately though, there are times when internet use can have a negative effect on children. This area of the Richard Coates website is dedicated to helping our pupils and parents better understand the issues around e-safety and manage the risks more effectively. We would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that the majority of social media apps like Facebook, Tik Tok and Instagram do have an age limit and non are seen as appropriate for our Primary aged children.

Some good websites, providing further information about these issues, can be found by click on these links;

Some useful documents can be downloaded (see below).

Concerns have been raised about the location facility used apps such as Snapchat.  Snapchat has a feature called the Snap Map which allows you to see your contacts on a map based on their location. Through the Snap Map, users can broadcast their exact location with everyone in their contact list. Please click here for further information on how to disable this facility.

The school’s E Safety and Acceptable Use Policy can be found under ‘Key Information – Policies’.

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Northumberland’s Virtual Teaching and Learning Environment is a place where pupils can access a vast range of resources. Click here to access School 360.




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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.