St Jude's Catholic Primary School
St. Jude's Catholic Primary School

Online Safety


In school, children are taught Computing and it is used to support learning across the curriculum. The Computing curriculum states that ‘children should be taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.’

As outlined in our Online Safety Policy, E-Safety education will be provided in the following ways at St. Jude’s Catholic Primary School:

  • A planned e-safety programme will be provided as part of Computing/PSHE/RSE and other lessons and will be regularly revisited – this will cover both the use of ICT and new technologies in and outside school.
  • Key e-safety messages will be reinforced as part of a planned programme of assemblies and tutorial/pastoral activities.
  • Pupils will be taught in all lessons to be critically aware of the materials/content they access on-line and be guided to validate the accuracy of information.

By the end of Key Stage 2, we aim for all pupils to know:

  • That for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits.
  • About the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others’ mental and physical wellbeing.
  • How to consider the effect of their online actions on others and know how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online and the importance of keeping personal information private.
  • Why social media, some computer games and online gaming, for example, are age restricted.
  • That the internet can also be a negative place where online abuse, trolling, bullying and harassment can take place, which can have a negative impact on mental health.
  • How to be a discerning consumer of information online including understanding that information, including that from search engines, is ranked, selected and targeted.
  • Where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online.

All children are taught how to make effective use of the internet alongside SMART (Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliable, Tell) rules to stay safe online. Our ‘Rules for Responsible Use’ are studied in all years, are displayed in prominent places around school and can be seen below:

Useful Websites

Think U Know - Kids
Think U Know - Parents
Click CEOP Internet Safety
Childline 0800 1111

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.