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St James's Catholic Primary School

St James's Catholic Primary School

‘Put out into the deep’

Online Safety


The internet is an amazing resource, overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people.


► At St James’s we endeavour to make sure all our pupils are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to remain safe when using the internet. We do this through lessons, assemblies and talks offered to our parents. When children join St James’s in Reception they are required to sign an Online agreement form and our acceptable user policy.


It is important to know what your child is doing online and how they use chat, instant messaging, blogs, forums and social networking sites. Ask them to involve you, show you how it works and always have discussions about who they are engaging with. 


Ensure you are aware of the apps they use when gaming or for social media, taking careful note of age restrictions, and the sites they use to research.  Try setting up some rules which you agree on, talk to your children about behaving and remaining safe online, making sure that your child understands how to protect themselves online and what to do if they feel at risk.


Our aim is to empower our children to use the World Wide Web safely and we are committed to supporting our parents in this endeavour.


Pupil Technology Agreement


► We are committed to improving Online Safety within school but also at home as well. If you have any issues, concerns or questions please talk to a member of staff.


We highly recommend that at home parents set up a web filtering on their home internet. The link below will offer you some guidance. Setting up internet filtering and parental controls.

Online Safety & Social Media Guidance

'Follow this link and sign up #Ditto E-safety Magazine to get regular information on Online safety'.

Additional Tools & Websites:

The websites below provide excellent clear guidance for children about online safety, so please click on the image and have a read:





 CEOP: If you have to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP  (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)  by visiting the page and clicking on the report button pictured below.

Think u know is a fabulous web resource with information and guidance for parents, carers and teachers. It also has tailored content for children and young people. Interactive activities, videos and animation make this site a very useful one to explore together with you children.   


Kidsmart is an excellent website to explore to help with all aspects of online safety, including chat, gaming and safe search. One of the most useful aspects of the site is that it gives you clear help videos on how to set up internet controls, check privacy settings and enforce safe searching on your home computers.



Giftedgeek: the following guide has been recently published and is a guide to internet safety for non-techy parents who are concerned about how to keep their children safe online.