Online Safety

Online safety is of paramount importance at St. Mary's. All staff are trained in necessary Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, including recognising the potential risks that modern technology can present to our pupils and the responsibility we hold to educate them about accessing modern technology safely. 

Pupils at St. Mary's benefit from ongoing learning about using technology responsibly, but have also experienced expertly led online safety lessons provided by a leading child protection company www.ecplimited.com 

Partnerships with parents around online safety education is crucial; we invite parents and carers to attend online safety workshops to help advise on the best ways to safeguard their children.

Click here to view the parents' evaluation of workshop held on 9th April 2016 

CLICK TO ACCESS ONLINE SAFETY PARENT WORKSHOP MATERIALS 2016

Comments from children about Online Safety Workshops - April 2016: 

'We found out new information which will help us keep safe...
Ashley reminded us about things we have learnt before but forgotten...
We found out how massive the world wide web is and how many people we are playing games with or watching videos with...
He made us think of stranger danger-if you wouldn’t talk to someone in the park, then why would you talk to them on your computer...?
We need to remember that when we are on the computer we are still in the real world...
We learnt that not everyone follows the golden rules and people aren’t always honest or good...
We can take control-we shouldn’t let people upset us-we are all responsible for our own actions.'

 

For further advice and tips on Online Safety, click on the following links.

Think u Know     CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre      Kidsmart     

NEW: Sites, Apps and Games - Info for Parents     NEW: NSPCC - keeping your child safe online

NEW: http://www.childinternetsafety.co.uk/ impartial, parent-friendly advice on the best protection, software and gadgets

Parents' Guide to Instagram: http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/instagram_guide.pdf

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2016: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016/education-packs

NEW: Cartoon clips about sharing info online www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ 

NEW: A guide to site, games, apps and social networks https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ 

 

Click here to view our Online Safety policy

Click here to view October 2016 Online Safety newsletter 

2016 E-Safety Workshops for Children and Parents - Newsletter

10 Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

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