Online Safety

The internet is an important part of our world and it is used daily for a variety of purposes. Technology is changing rapidly and it is important that we ensure our children access these safely, at school and at home.

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Holy Souls Catholic Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online Safety incidents are recorded and managed. Online Safety is taught to all pupils through Project EVOLVE. Project EVOLVE resources each of the 330 statements from UK Council for Internet Safety's (UKCIS) framework Education for a Connected World with activities to explain and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. We regularly use Class Dojo to communicate current online safety advice and developments to our parents.

Link to Thinkuknow

Link to Thinkuknow for Parents

Link to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre        Link to Childline

Useful Websites

The following websites are useful for further guidance and support:

National Online Safety

To show our commitment to protecting our pupils online we are working with National Online Safety to provide even more resources for parents and carers.

You can access National Online Safety online via any device including a smartphone app. Download the app:

Alternatively you can create an account online and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.

The resources available include Parents and Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics to both keep you informed and help you to support your children.

Useful Documents

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.