Internet Safety

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Online Safety Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP,

a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school

Top Internet Safety Tips For Parents (pdf)

Online Safety Guide (pdf)

Online Safety Newsletters

September 2021

November 2021

February 2022

Keep Safe Whilst Learning At Home

Online Safety Guides for teachers and parents:

Online Safety Storybook for children aged 4-8, access here:

Guides on supporting remote learning safely for Pupils & Parents

Stay Safe - we're sharing resources and guidance about helping children to cope with the change and uncertainty we all face. With increased usage of online learning here’s some top tips and activities for keeping safe online.


Five articles to keep parents engaged in online safety

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Safety on the web is a huge concern of ours at St Catherine's and we have firewalls and filters in place at school to keep our children safe...but what about at home?

Click on the links below to help children AND parents stay safe on the web!

CBBC Stay Safe - Test your knowledge with Hacker!

Newsround Site - Internet Safety.. Caught In The Web

A Parents' Guide to Snapchat - an informative guide!



Did you attend the recent On-Line Safety Workshop Click here for some useful links


Internet Safety Day

Some Handy Thoughts!

  • Maintain an open dialogue with your child and encourage them to talk to you about their internet use: for example who they’re talking to, services they’re using, and any issues they may be experiencing.
  • Create a family agreement to establish your children’s boundaries, and your expectations, when on the internet. A template agreement can be found at
  • Give your child strategies to deal with any online content that they are not comfortable with – such as turning off the screen, telling an adult they trust and using online reporting facilities.
  • Consider using filtering software to block unwanted content. In addition to filtering, remember that discussion with your child, and involvement in their internet use, are both effective ways to educate them about the internet.
  • Encourage your child to ‘think before you post.’ Online actions can impact not only yourself but the lives of others.
  • Content posted privately online can be publicly shared by others, and may remain online forever. Understand the law. Some online behaviour may break the law, for example when downloading or sharing content with others.
  • Be able to recommend legal services. Familiarise yourself with the privacy settings and reporting features available on popular sites, services and apps. If your child is being bullied online, save all available evidence and know where to report the incident, for example to the school, service provider, or the police if the law has been broken.
  • Familiarise yourself with the age ratings for games and apps which can help to indicate the level and suitability of the content.
  • Also see if online reviews are available from other parents as these may be helpful. Set up a family email address that your children can use when signing up to new games and websites online.
  • Encourage your child to use nicknames (where possible) instead of their full name online, to protect their personal information, and create strong passwords for every account.
  • Visit and sign up to




 Stay Safe!

The NSPCC have provided a handy guide! 

Pokemon Go: A Parent's Guide