At St. Mary's we are committed to ensuring pupils understand the importance of staying safe online - both inside and outside of school. We also want to support parents with this important job at home.
Online Safety at school:
Every year, each class has a series of lessons on Online Safety. We also actively support Safer Internet Day each year, which is promoted by the UK Safer Internet Centre. Please see the end of the page for information on Safer Internet Day 2021.
Please click below to see our Online Safety curriculum overview from Nursery to Year 4:
Online Safety at home:
We regularly send home Online Safety information to support parents. A list of useful websites and documents can be found here:
The following resources, below, have been created by the Police Digital Security Centre, in collaboration with Child Safe VPN (https://www.policedsc.com/security-advice/safeguarding and https://childsafevpn.com/).
Useful online stories on Online Safety for Parents/Carers to share with their Children:
For ages 3-7:
For ages 4 and above:
Safer Internet Day: February
Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote at St. Mary’s and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
Please support us by continuing the conversation about Online Safety at home.
Resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:
Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from
- Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our pupils about.
If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s Class Teacher in the first instance.