Online Safety


What is online saftey?
E-Safety is a term which covers not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, eg. mobile devices. It is a term which describes teaching children about the risks of new technologies and ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and advancing technologies without risk to themselves or others. 

The aim of promoting online safety is to protect young people from the adverse consequences of access or use of electronic media, including from bullying, inappropriate behaviour or exploitation.

Teaching online safety
Having a good knowledge of staying safe online is a fundamental part of our modern world. As such, we teach E-Safety within computing lessons, EPR lessons and in assemblies. Foe example; if we are teaching an EPR lesson on being kind and polite, emphasis is made on being kind and polite in person as well as in the digital world. Ultimately, the children's behaviour online should match the St Mary's Golden Rule:

Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.

Support and advice for parents
Parents can help by making sure that they are aware of what services and content their children are accessing at home eg. apps, social media, games, websites. We ask parents to be mindful of age restrictions and content applicable to online media, services, apps etc. Please click on the links below for advice and guidance.

 Top 5 tips
 A - Z of E-Safety Terms



For more advice please click on the links below. Alternatively, come in and speak to Mr Gendre or Mr Hancock.