Online Safety

Reporting to CEOP

(Child Exploitation and Online Protection Police Command)

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately online towards a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.

Online Safety

The use of the internet is rapidly increasing and becoming an important part of learning and communication during work and leisure time.

The purpose of internet access at St. Paul’s is to help raise educational standards by extending learning opportunities for the pupils, supporting the professional work of staff and enhancing the school’s management information and business administration systems. However, it should be acknowledged that the internet is managed by a worldwide collaboration of independent agencies and serves mainly an adult audience and without appropriate measures, access to unsuitable materials would be possible and security compromised.

The school carries out the following procedures to ensure internet usage is safe:

  • The school uses Webscreen2.0 in order to ensure that staff and pupils are safe while accessing the internet.

  • The school holds an Online Safety Policy that all users need to comply to.

  • Parents / Guardians are provided with a copy of the Online Safety Policy and are expected to sign an Internet Permission Form (KS1, KS2) at their children's admittance to the school.

  • Pupils sign an agreement to comply with the schools Online Safety rules on an annual basis.

  • Pupils are expected to follow instructions and procedures in order to ensure their own safety and avoid damaging the equipment.

  • All staff sign an agreement to comply with the school’s acceptable use policy.

  • Electronic equipment is checked by a suitably qualified electrician at least every two years.

Online Safety

Please follow the links for support and guidance to parents for keeping our children safe online.

​Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Government has also provided: