Snap Maps


Last week SnapChat, used regularly by many children and young people, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are and shares your location.

There are three possible privacy settings:

  • Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;
  • My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
  • Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you

ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. Please click the picture below to find more information:

New Links in Our Parent Area

We have added a brand new link to our Parent Area!

The BBC have teamed up with safety organisation Internet Matters to create a new interactive guide, entitled ‘How can I keep my kids safe online?’ Both this link, and a link to the Internet Matters website, have been added into the drop down menu for you to access.

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Please visit these websites for even more information and support on keeping children safe when they use the internet.

There is a wealth of information on our Parent Area on a wide range of topics, so please feel free to have a browse.

Click the button below to access the Parent Area:

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As always, you will need the password provided via text message to access this area, and please remember not to share this password with the children, as the material is not suitable for a younger audience.

Safer Internet Day 2016 Parent Workshop

Today, we have hosted our Safer Internet Day 2016 parent workshop!

We discussed the different risks that could be posed to children, looking at content, conduct, contact and commercialism.

We also looked at the CEOP button as a way of reporting serious online safety issues.

Another resource featured in our workshop was the Know It All guide for parents and carers from Childnet. Click the picture below to access this guide.

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Please feel free to leave a comment to give your feedback on this workshop, and thank you so much to everybody who came.

Safer Internet Day 2016

This week, Oxford Grove are celebrating Safer Internet Week, in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, a global celebration which aims to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

In 2016, the theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet!’


Please click the picture to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

We hope all the children enjoy their activities this week, and we hope lots of our parents can attend our special Online Safety workshop on Wednesday at 3:00pm, which will focus on potential risks online and how to start conversations with your child about online safety.


Click the links below to visit some of our website pages that include links to Online Safety websites.

eSafety resources

Parent Involvement

Coding Club eSafety Games

Mrs Thompson’s Year 4 coding club has been working really hard this half term to design their very own eSafety Games in 2Code! Can you bust the computer viruses?


Click here to play some of these amazing games!

Please remember – the children have all started their code from absolutely nothing – great coding work, logic and problem solving skills, Year 4!

eSafety Mark

The team at Oxford Grove is pleased to announce that we have achieved our latest award – the eSafety Mark. This has been awarded for our provision in online safety. 

Not only are we one of only a couple of hundred schools across the country to achieve the  eSafety award, we are also the first school in Bolton!

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Congratulations to all the staff who have worked so hard to attain this prestigious award!