Online Safety

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed, in partnership with our families, to the safeguarding and protection of all pupils when using the internet and online platforms, devices, websites and apps. Where school has a safeguarding concern, about a pupil’s online activity, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will liaise with parents/carers, and will seek support from outside relevant agencies, where necessary.

Online Safety Support for Parents – COVID 19

BKCAT IT Support Letter from IT Department

Safer Schools App – Parents

Safer Schools App – KS2 Poster

BKCAT Online Safety Guidance for Parents – April 2020 – V1.11

10 Top Tips – Remote Learning for Parents

10 Top Tips – Remote Learning for Children

Online Safety Websites


For younger pupils, Swiggle is a safer search engine that uses a filtered version of google.

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a charity website that has been set up to give parents and carersinformation to keep children safe in an online world. Internet Matters has much information regarding how to set up filtering using your service provider as well as with mobile devices.

Safer Internet

Safer Internet has a large amount of resources for keeping safe whilst online.

London Grid for Learning

This site provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.

NSPCC Net-Aware

Information provided by the NSPCC covers all aspects of online activity and access.

Parent Info from CEOP and Parent Zone

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

Think U Know

Think-U-Know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Reporting Content or Issues

If you do find harmful content on the internet, or find that your children have accessed inappropriate material, or are being bullied online there are a number of sites that should be used to report these :

Family Sharing

Microsoft, Google and Apple all support family sharing; this is where different accounts can be shared and controlled (for example Microsoft allow blocking xBox access during certain times of the day).

Microsoft Family Sharing –

Google Family –

Apple Family Sharing –

Useful E-Safeguarding Documents for Parents:

Cyber-Safety Helpsheet Voulme 1

Cyber-Safety Helpsheet Voulme 2

Cyberbulling factsheet

DFE Advice for parents/carers on Cyberbullying

Grooming factsheet

Inappropriate websites – factsheet

Supporting young people online (Polish Version)

Supporting young people online

Risks children face online – advice for foster carers

Risks children face online – advice for adoptive parents

Parents and carers checklist

Gaming Guides for Parents:


Nintendo 3D S

Xbox one

Xbox 360

Xbox Family

Wwii U

Nintendo Switch


‘Digital Parenting’ Magazine

Each year, St Joseph’s provides our families with a copy of Vodafone’s ‘Digital Parenting’ Magazine.

For an electronic version of the latest issue, click on this link: Digital Parenting Magazine

The annual guide has been created to help keep children safe online, in partnership with schools, youth and family support organisations, as well as parents.

Please visit the website for more details:

Five risky apps, children are using, to chat and share videos –