Online Safety


Autumn Term 2023
In this edition we discuss:

Filtering and monitoring systems in school

Our curriculum

Year group focus: Year 7

Stay Safe with St Benedict’s app

County Lines: How criminal gangs are targeting children online

Dating apps – the new trend for children.

Resources for parents.


Online Chat Sites

National Online Safety Service

Online Influencers 

Our Online Safety Lead is: Mr Craig Redhead, Assistant Headteacher

View Our Online Safety Policy

Welcome to this online safety guidance page, focussing on providing you with guidance on how to keep your children safe online. The page is designed to showcase some of the work that the students undertake to develop their knowledge about keeping themselves online, as well as showcasing some of the benefits of using the Internet too. The world wide web is a place for learning, entertainment and socialising. It is almost impossible today, to remove access to the Internet from our children. It is my view that children should be taught how to use the world wide web for exploring the world around them. The world wide web is a safe place for our children to use, as long as they know how to use it properly and take advice. Unfortunately, like everyday life, there are dangers on the world wide web but as long as you know what to watch out for then you should be safe.

This webpage is not a comprehensive service describing every do and don’t but it does give basic advice on what to watch out for, which should help us all keep our online experience safe and secure.

Some of the video resources and material/guidance on the site has come from the CEOP and Thinkuknow websites, which have much more detailed advice from Government agencies. I would strongly advise you to explore the content on these sites further, if possible.

The link below allows students to directly report their concerns to CEOP.

Report it to CEOP

Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP below.

Parent Awareness

During the year we will host a number of informal events where you will have the opportunity to meet with staff in school to gain further information on e-safety related issues.

Keep checking social media, EduLink for dates and times.

In the meanwhile, a great resource to help you stay up-to-date with all online safety topics is:

Find out what to do, if you are concerned about your child’s online activities:

Children’s Online Safety Test:

National Online Safety

Access the National Online Safety website and resources here:  National Online Safety | Keeping Children Safe Online in Education

Screen Time Advice 

The Screen Time Diet: helping your teen find balance with their tech | MyTutor

Video Guides

Below you will find a summary of video guides which may be of use: