Online Safety

At St Oswald’s, we recognise the importance of technology in the world our children are growing up in. Throughout their time at school, children will have opportunities to use a range of devices such as laptops and tablets. Although using devices can be an engaging and interactive way to gather research, consolidate key skills and have fun whilst learning, we also need to ensure that the children know how to remain safe when doing so.

What we do

We use Project Evolve to teach online safety. Lessons are taught throughout the year and the first 5 minutes of every lesson is spent recapping prior knowledge. Project Evolve splits the online safety curriculum into eight sections;

    • Self Image and Identity
    • Online Relationships
    • Online Reputation
    • Online Bullying
    • Managing Online Information
    • Health, Well-being and Lifestyle
    • Privacy and Security
    • Copyright and Ownership

These sections run throughout every year group and allow the knowledge we provide children with to be built on year on year.

Safer Internet Day

In February we celebrate Safer Internet day in school. Have a look at the gallery below to see some of the work our classes took part in.


We have also been lucky to work with Anna Sarjanston from Screen-Safe throughout this year. She has provided Year 6 children with online safety sessions to prepare them for the transition to secondary school. She also held a session for parents to support them in this journey

As a parent what can I do?

Below are some websites/tools which you can use to help inform you of ways to help keep your child/children safe. This includes information about various devices you might find in your home and how to use them safely.

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online. As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.

Anna from Screen safe has a great website where you can sign up to receive regular email updates. She has a wonderful blog and a podcast filled with all kinds of information to help you and your child.

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse. We do this through our education programme, providing training, resources and information to professionals working with children, young people and their families.

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.

Parents, help kids make the most of their lives online. Find out all about device safety for your child and help them to have positive experiences online. Whether they’re getting a device for the first time, starting out on social media or making the leap to secondary school.

Meet our Online Safety team

If you have any concerns about your child online please, do not hesitate to contact our team.

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Online Safety Documents

Acceptable Use Policy
Data Protection Policy
Online Safety Policy