Staying safe online – E-Safety

 E – Safety for Children

We follow the procedures as set out in our Academy Trust Policy which can be found here:  Acceptable Use Policy

Everyone in our school is allowed to use the school ICT network as long as they have agreed to keep our Acceptable Use Rules:

ICT Acceptable Use Rules

These rules will help us to be safe, be fair to others, and keep everyone safe.

ì  I will only use ICT in school for school purposes.

ì  I will only use my class e-mail address or my own school e-mail address when e-mailing.

ì  I will only open e-mail attachments from people I know, or who my teacher has approved.

ì  I will not tell other people my ICT passwords.

ì  I will only open/delete my own files.

ì  I will make sure that all ICT contact with other children and adults is responsible, polite and sensible.

ì  I will not deliberately look for, save or send anything that could be unpleasant or nasty. If I accidentally find anything like this I will tell my teacher or other responsible adult in my class immediately.

ì  I will not give out my own details such as my name, phone number or home address.

ì  I will be responsible for my behaviour when using ICT because I know that these rules are to keep me and others safe.

ì  I will support the school approach to online safety and not deliberately upload or add any images, video, sounds or text that could upset any member of the school community.

ì  I know that my use of ICT can be checked and that my parent will be contacted if a member of school staff is concerned about my e-Safety.


Visit the Kidsmart website to help you find out more about SMART rules.



If you are in Nursery or Reception class visit these sites for fun activities to help you learn about how to stay safe on the internet

Think U Know

ICT in the Early Years



If you are in Y1 or Y2 you will learn how to:

  • use technology safely and respectfully

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

The Adventures of Kara         Zippep’s Astro Circus     Hector’s World


  • keep your personal information private


  • identify where to go for help and support if you are concerned about anything you have seen online

Watch this clip to help remind you of how to decide when to share your concerns.

Magda & Mo – The Pirate Donut


Some great games can be found by clicking on the link below:

Games and activities 


If you are in Y3, Y4, Y5 or Y6 you will learn how to:

  • safely search online, know how the results you get are selected and ranked

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

Cybersmart Access        Kidsmart – Safe Searching        Kidsmart – Digital Footprints


  • be able to choose the content that is most relevant to your search


  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

Cyber Cafe        Sharing Personal Information


  • recognise when use of the internet is acceptable or unacceptable

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

Digital Manners      Kara – Who should you tell?


  • know how to report concerns you might have about things you have seen or heard online including if you have been contacted by someone and this has worried you

Report something that has happened online that you think is a crime  CEOPS


Some great games can be found by clicking on the links below:

Budd:e         Kidsmart – games

E- Safety for Parents and Carers

Our Parental Permissions form can be found here   Parent Permissions Form.

This is valid for the length of time your child stays with us at St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary school.

A useful and short video clip can be seen here to remind you of how to report things on the internet that might seem a bit strange or out of place and is well worth the 2 minutes it will take to watch it.

A very useful checklist for parents can be found here.  It is full of ideas of how to keep your children safe whilst online.

This is a guide to different ways you can start conversations about e-safety with your children – give it a go!  It was originally created for Safer Internet Day.

Cyber bullying

Extremism and Radicalisation

Children can be exposed to materials on line that can have great effect on their view of the world.  If you are concerned about how to help protect your child from exposure to views that could cause them harm please use the link below for further guidance. You can also use the CEOP button on every page on this site to report incidents.

Families Matter – Extremism Online

Social Media

In addition to the sites above please download the following guidance on some of the many social media sites.  ***Also please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. Whats App and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.***

How to Deal with Concerns

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line please talk with your child’s class teacher.  You can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this button:

CEOP always recommend the following;

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.


Help and Resources for Parents

We also recommend some videos which are used in school as a great reinforcement or the perfect talking point and conversation starter with your children:

Lee and Kim’s Adventure is aimed at 5-7 year olds, but as a school we will use this video up to Year 5.

Jigsaw is aimed at 8-10 year olds, but as a school we will use this video in Year 6.

Parental Controls

It is advisable to look at the website of your broadband provider or contact them as many of the large providers and restrictions and controls that you can put in place to restrict your child’s use of the internet in your home.  You can also action restrictions on individual devices.  Below are some links to relevant website which might assist you in this:

Apple iOs (iphones, ipads etc)

Samsung and android




Firefox – Firefox has an add-on called ‘Fox Filter’ which can be applied.

Internet Explorer does have parental/family settings. Please follow instructions below to set parental controls:

To set controls:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select “Tools” from the toolbar
  3. Select “Internet Options”
  4. Choose the “Content” tab
  5. Click “Enable”
  6. Adjust the slider to select the level you deem appropriate for your child
  7. Save changes