St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.

Staying safe online

Learning to stay safe online is as important as learning about any other element of keeping safe. Indeed, many of the potential dangers in the real have a digital equivalent.  For example, you would never allow your child to talk to a stranger on the street, likewise you would never allow your child to talk to people they never knew on computer games or on social media.


Once a year, the school holds an anti-bullying week, which includes a focus on how to protect yourself against cyber-bullying.  In Safety week, children have a session with an outside agency who teaches about being respectful and responsible whilst online. We always endeavour to keep abreast of trends nationally and locally and will advise children and/or parents accordingly. The school holds regular assemblies to promote keeping safe online, and is following a scheme of work created by South West Grid for Learning.  Useful links, including an overview on the digital literacy curriculum, are below.

Digital Parenting - Safer Internet Day 2018 film for parents and carers

This film accompanies the Safer Internet Day education pack for parents and carers created for Safer Internet Day 2018. The film looks at what is important in digital parenting and signposts parents and carers to resources they might find useful.

Online Safety for Parents' June 2018

Digital Literacy Overview