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Online Safety

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 Overview

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:

Coronavirus (Covid.19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online






July 2022: Snapchat Parent Factsheet

Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet

Online Safety Suggestions for Parents of Young Children

Bedfordshire Police - Parent Internet Safety Handout

E-safety Information for Parents

KS1 ESafety Poster

KS2 ESafety Poster

Youtube Parents Guide

Whatsapp Parents Guide

TikTok Parents Guide

Fortnite Parents Guide

TikTok Privacy and Safety checklist

10 tips to help your child stay safe online - parent factsheet

Your childs screen time - parent guide

Parenting in a Digital World

Scary Challenges Online - What Parents Need to Know to Keep Children Safe


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/).

Information Sheets:

Cyberbullying Information Sheet

Tips on New Devices Information Sheet

Tips on Online Safety Information Sheet

Social Media Information Sheet

Potentially Dangerous Apps for Children Information Sheet 1

Potentially Dangerous Apps for Children Information Sheet 2


Facebook Guide

Instagram Guide

Snapchat Guide

TikTok Guide

WhatsApp Guide

YouTube Guide

Privacy Settings:

Houseparty Privacy Settings

TikTok Privacy Settings

YouTube Kids Privacy Settings

YouTube Privacy Settings

Parental Controls:

Parental Controls - Family Sharing - TikTok


Useful online stories on Online Safety for Parents/Carers to share with their Children:

For ages 3-7:

Smartie the Penguin

Digiduck's Big Decision

For ages 4 and above:

On the Internet

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:


Common Sense Media (commonsense.org)


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.