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Online Safety

It is important to us that children at St. Mary’s are safe when they are online. We spend time discussing internet safety with the children and ask all pupils and parents to sign an ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’ annually.


  1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  2. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
  3. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  4. Never give out your passwords
  5. Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  6. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  7. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  8. Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  9. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  10. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

Further Information

You can use the “Useful Links” section on this page to visit the Think You Know website, we’ve made it easy to go straight to sections for 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, and for Parents and Carers, should you wish to go to their homepage to see all the available information please use the “Visit their Homepage” link.

Here you’ll also find links to the CEOP website, and a quick link to Report Abuse via the CEOP network.

Please use the links below to download some useful PDFs about protecting your child online.

ChildNet Resources PDF
Supporting Young People Online PDF
Online Gaming PDF
Info on iPads PDF
Info on Xbox
Info on Playstation

Useful Links