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Keeping safe online

As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping Children Safe Online, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that children at St. Anselm's have the tools and knowledge to identify risks and be aware of what to do if they come across these online.


Our Curriculum promotes children to use the Internet, which when used appropriately is a brilliant resource both for learning purposes and for fun.  Our online safety lessons model how to access websites safely so that our children are staying safe, feel confident in identifying potential risks and know who to contact or talk to about anything they feel unsafe about online.  We are encouraging the children at St. Anselm's to be more responsible online so that they are better equipped with skills to understand and change the world in the future, as active participants in a digital world.


Throughout the school we aim to teach children:

  • about the impact of cyberbullying and what to do if they have been affected.
  • to be vigilant when communicating online recognise that people may not always be who they say they are and be sensible about what they share.
  • to tell an adult they trust if something is upsetting them.
  • to question the reliability of the information given through a web-based source.
  • to search responsibly for information while using internet browsers.



There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online.

Think before you post

Don't upload or share anything you wouldn't want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers to see.  Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.


Don't share personal details

Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings.  Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.


Watch out for phishing  and scams

Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they're from a talent agency.  Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine.  If you're asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.


Think about who you’re talking to
There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. 


Keep your device secure

Make sure that you're keeping your information and device secure.


Never give out your password

You should never give out your password or login information.  Make sure you pick strong, easy-to-remember passwords.


Cover your webcam

Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you're not using it.

Please click on the links below for more information regarding staying safe online


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Internet Matters: Free online safety app for parents and children