Safeguarding Pupils

Online Safety is an important element of safeguarding at St Aidan's. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We encourage parents/ carers to talk to their children about how to behave safely when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. This section of our website aims to provide both parents and children with links to really useful advice on how to be safe when using the internet.

Always talk to your child about what they’re up to online.

Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.

Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space.

For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.


Safer Internet Day 2024: Film for Parents and Carers

Safer Internet Day 2023: Theme for 2023 is Want to talk about it?

eSafety Newsletters

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Connect with respect (SEND)

This resource is stories for keeping children aged 7-11 years old with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities safe online.

Children learn about Kai - Kai learns about an in-app purchase - 'looks at in-app purchasing to show how items bought within a game can cost real money. It also explores how important it is to always ask permission before using someone else’s password online.'

Connect-with-respect-–-In-App-Purchases.pptx (

Children learn about Zoe - Zoe and the mean online message - 'Zoe’s story looks at online gaming with a particular focus on conflict within a friendship and what someone should do if they receive a mean message online.'

Connect-with-respect-–-Mean-Messages.pptx (


SEND and online safety

In partnership with Ambitious About Autism

Online safety for children with SEND | NSPCC


Antivrus and Firewall Software

If you don't already have anti virus and firewall software installed these companies offer software free for personal use:



Malware Protection:

Parental control software:


The sites we have suggested offer general advice on how to stay safe online.

This software is not the answer to your child’s online safety, but offers a good start, and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Also many Internet Service Providers offer free software and tools as part of your package, find out what they offer and how to set them up.

St Aidan's does not endorse any individual software package and we recognise that there are many alternatives to the ones listed here. We offer this page only as a starting point for your own research to find the best solution for you and your family.

Online Safety for Pupils

We teach the SMART rules in school to help children go on the internet in a safe way, and to know who to talk to if they are worried.

You and your child can click here to watch a series of SMART videos

We also use DigiDuck to teach children how to be a good friend online.


ThinkUKnow for children aged 4- 7

Jessie Friends videos (

Before you watch Jessie & Friends with your child

Before watching the Jessie & Friends animations with your child, read our advice on what else you can do to keep your child safe online.

Jessie & Friends is also available to watch with subtitles or with British Sign Language interpretations.

Online Wellbeing

Positively online: top tips for online wellbeing | NSPCC


Online Guidance for Parents

An up-to-date webspace full on information (including safe settings and controls) for parents and carers from our partners at London Grid for Learning (LGfL):

Information from the NSPCC:

Step-by-step guidance for using parental controls:

Social media apps advice hub including age restrictions

Children's Commissioner Report on digital Childhood:

Digital parent magazine:

Using Roblox safely:

Common sense media rates movies, TV shows, podcasts, books:

Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families | Common Sense Media

NSPCC guidance on using Minecraft safely:


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When should I report to CEOP?

CEOP helps children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards your child online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be inappropriate chat, being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.  Then now is the time to contact CEOP.


Our eSafety and Acceptable Use Policy can be found in our 'Key Information' tab under the heading 'Policies'.