It's important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat - is 13 years old.
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
To view the DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying, please click here
To access the DofE online parents support website called Parent Info, please click here
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
To download a simple checklist that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face, please click here
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media, we've suggested a few useful internet sites. Please click on the quick links below:
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child in school to sign an Acceptable Use of ICT Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe.
To view our Online Safety Policy, please click here
“An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”
Safer Internet Day united millions of young people, schools and organisations across the UK, to spark conversations around online safety and what to trust online. Over 2,000 organisations, including Holy Cross, took part in joining young people in conversation.
During the Lockdown and school closure, our pupils took part in Safer Internet Day. Here are some of their posters on how to keep safe online.