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St Benedicts's Primary School

Online Safety

We embrace the use of technologies to enrich all areas of the curriculum, so therefore online safety plays an important role in safeguarding children at St. Benedicts Primary School.

We have extensive security measures in place to help safeguard pupils from inappropriate content.  They are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately in the 'digital world' through their Online Safety lessons.  Our staff also undergo regular Online Safety training.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe in the 'digital world' if we work together as a school, community and with parents/carers to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. 

It is important that parents/carers speak to their child about any worries they may have, how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Protecting pupils online whilst in school with Smoothwall

The online safety of pupils at St. Benedict’s is protected by ‘Smoothwall’ which runs on all digital devices. Smoothwall is designed to help monitor internet browsing and alert about activity which might present a risk to the user.

Support for pupils and parents

      Childline - Free and confidential advice


            Report and remove harmful online content


            CEOP - Advice on making a report about online abuse.

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of         children of any age to start discussions about their online life,  to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

commonsenseCommonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents.

Welcome to GOV.UK
Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying.


Internet Matters - Wikipedia

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.



Online Safety Guides

National Online Safety Platform for Parents and Carers - West Bromwich  Collegiate AcademyWe also highly recommend National Online Safety to parents and carers. You can get free information downloads from their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for up to date and regular advice and guidance.

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