Information for Parents

Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.

Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful.  Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.

Please click here to view information about the MOMO challenge.

Safer Internet Day 2021

Each year, as a school community, we celebrate Safer Internet Day and take part in discussions and activities based around internet safety. It is very important to us at St Mary’s that our pupils are safe navigating the online world – particularly at this time where the majority of our pupils are accessing their learning online.

The theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day is ‘An Internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’. The aim is to make young people more aware of what can be trusted online and to teach them how to question, analyse and report any online content they do not trust. We will also continue our work from Children’s Mental Week and ensure our pupils know who they can talk to if online content makes them feel worried, confused or scared.

Work has been set by class teachers for our pupils to learn about Safer Internet Day remotely. If you would like to discuss this further, below is a link to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you will find lots of activities to do with your child(ren) and resources to give you more information about this important campaign.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Parental Controls

This tool will help you understand how to set parental controls and all the main devices and websites your children use.

TikTok

We are aware that some children in our school are being allowed to use TikTok at home. The age recommendation is 13 year and above. Please see the useful parent guide below to ensure your child remains safe.

eSafety Useful Links

The links on this page are designed to support you in helping your children stay as safe as they can be when using technology, including the Internet.

Click on the icons to access useful links

How to Report

 

Please note we are constantly updating this site and would welcome any suggestions.