Online Safety

The children's internet safety is taken very seriously at Holy Family. Alongside our computing lessons, we teach an Internet Safety curriculum to the children. The focus of our Internet Safety lessons is to make sure children realise the importance of keeping themselves safe online and provide them with the skills to do so.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

With the introduction of Purple Mash, our children are using the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

  • Personal School Email Addresses - Every child has their own school email address and password which is unique to them. Through these personal emails children are given the opportunity to share work, ideas and use social media with their teachers and peers with maximum security.
  • Explore internet safety sites together - Below you will find year group appropriate links to the Internet Safety sites we use with our children during the year. Please take the time to look at them yourselves and discuss Internet Safety with your child.
  • Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat/Oovoo - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

For more information, also see our Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Policies.

Link to Thinkuknow

Link to Thinkuknow for Parents

Link to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre        Link to Childline

Report It, Don't Ignore It

At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, the safety of our family is very important. We educate our children on the importance of online safety and how to help others be safe online. If you have any online safety incidents you would like to report, please complete our Online Incident Report Form (found in our Forms section) and hand it in to the office for the attention of the relevant staff.

Useful Websites

The following websites are useful for further guidance and support:

Useful Documents

These documents are all in pdf format, and are here for you to read/download:

E-Safety Videos

Parents' e-safety tips for children under 5.

Parents' e-safety tips for children from 6 to 10 years.

Parents' e-safety tips for children from 11 to 13 years.