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Online safety

Online safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones. It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.

The School’s’ E-safety policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with electronic communications as a whole.

Online safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels:

  • Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and made explicit through published policies
  • Sound implementation of E-safety policy in both administration and curriculum, including secure school network design and use
  • Safe and secure internet 
  • Internet monitoring 


Mrs Lamond, Headteacher and Miss Shaw, the ICT subject leader take responsibility for online safety at St Mary and St Chad First School.

The E- safety policy and related policies are reviewed annually by our E-safety committee, which includes some pupils, school governor - Mrs Jessica Timmins and some staff.


Our School Online Safety Rules are - 

Always ask an adult before using the internet

If something goes wrong or you’re worried – TELL AN ADULT

Do not give your personal information to anyone (including your password)

Be kind and polite online and in real life

Not everything on the internet is true