St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Park Road, Smethwick

Online Safety

The issues surrounding online safety are very important to us at St. Gregory’s and our pupils often use the internet as part of their learning.

We educate our pupils in how to stay safe in the online world through regular e-safety lessons. However, raising awareness is not just taught through Computing, but is weaved through the curriculum so that pupils recognise its importance in their daily lives so that the children develop their knowledge and awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.

We understand that as technology is evolving, close supervision of the internet is harder at home, so this page contains some useful websites and guides for social media.

Also see our updated Online Safety Policy on our Policies and Documents page.

Link to Thinkuknow

Link to Thinkuknow for Parents

Link to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre        Link to Childline

Parental Controls

Parental controls are designed to help you protect your children from inappropriate content they may come across when they use the internet.

The link below provides more information about how to set up parental controls so that you can limit access to age appropriate content, usage times and monitor activity on personal devices.

The following websites are useful for parents further guidance and support:

Useful Websites for Children

These websites contain various resources, advice, tips that are suitable for children of different ages.

Social Media Guides

Social Media is a great way to communicate with friends and family but it’s important to manage controls on various platforms.

We have added some guides below for different forms of social media to keep your child safe so that their information stays private, their posts are positive and that overall their usage is responsible, healthy and enjoyable.

Useful Documents

Here are some useful documents, guides and links to support understanding and knowledge of e-safety:

E-Safety Videos


Parents' e-safety tips for children under 5.

Parents' e-safety tips for children from 6 to 10 years.

Parents' e-safety tips for children from 11 to 13 years.