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Online Safety

At St Cuthbert's we teach children to always be careful when using the internet. While it has many benefits and can help keep in touch with friends as well as help their education, it can also cause harm to them and others.

Children are reminded that help is always available at school if they have any problems online and to not be afraid to talk to their teacher or any other adult at the school.

Online Safety Curriculum Aims 

At KS1

  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

At KS2 

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Links for Online Safety Support (for children and parents):


Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can talk to them any time.  When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about.

You can also access a 1-2-1 councellor chat by clicking the following link:

Breck Foundation helps children and young people reclaim the internet – focused on online grooming, online safety and online exploitation.

They deliver powerful, inspiring online safety presentations to children, parents, teachers, governors and other school staff. Breck’s story is relatable, topical and moving, and has the power to reach people of all ages – and persuade them to act - in a way that traditional online safety talks do not.

In January 2023 they held an online zoom with our parents and also came to our school to present to the children. Below are a couple of resources with advice as well as 'conversation starters' to help parents talk to their children about online safety.