St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

Staying Safe On-line

As a staff, we feel the children's online safety is really important. Because of this, we chose to do most of our online material ourselves and keep our links and resources on our class pages. This is why we chose not to publish our lessons on a school YouTube channel as when we did this initially we noticed that on occasions unrelated content was shown on the page and we had no control over what children might access from devices at home.


We have also formulated a simple and easy to understand code of conduct for our children when they are working with us on-line and participating in Zoom and Microsoft TEAMS chats. The guiding principle we are adopting is that any child or parent who clicks on one of our home learning activities, agrees to abide by this code of conduct.




In our Safer Internet lessons, our fundamental approach is to use the SMART acronym and with many of our children completing learning at home and on line this is definitely something worth discussing on a regular basis. 



The following key organisations provide far more information on how to keep children safe on-line that we could do on a single page. Think You Know in particular is a very good place to start as all resources on this site are tailored to the specific age of the child. 

Hollingworth Primary School | DfE & LA Website Links BBC - BBC Newsline - Special reports - Internet safety Safer Internet Day - Teaching Resources - BBC Teach South West Grid for Learning logo - emPSN


Other links include:

  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
  • Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)