Internet Safety

In the modern, technical and online world, it can be very daunting for parents. How do you know what is best when it comes to your children and technology? Even games consoles can connect to the internet these days. How do you know who your child is chatting to?


Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.


At St. Bartholomew's we ensure that children are aware of events like this but also ensure that online safety skills are developed and regularly revisited through our Computing and PSHE curriculum. 




  • Monitor your children's activity online, be this through game consoles, computers or phones.
  • Check chat messages and keep and eye on the content they are watching.
  • Encourage open dialogue about what happens online, it is not uncommon for children to not share concerns through fear of losing access to their device.
  • Check age appropriateness of apps and games / videos being played / watched
  • Check privacy settings
  • Limit screen time
  • Talk about the Internet Safety contract together 


We have Keeping Children Safe Online workshops for Parents/carers - please join us - you will receive a notification when they are coming up! 


If you have any concerns or want more help and support about keeping your children safe online please speak to Rachel Christie-Davies

Useful links to websites with a wealth of information and advice
 Social media checklists

These social media checklists are produced by South West Grid for Learning and provide details information on how to stay safe on the most popular social networks. To order any of these leaflets go to the click the image below.


Advice by age

Pre-school (0-5)   Young children (6-10)   Pre-teens (11-13)

Balancing screen time

Pre-school (0-5)   Young children (6-10)   Pre-teens (11-13)

Gaming guides

Pre-school (0-5)     Pre-teens (11-13)

 E-Safety on Mobile Phones/Smartphones

If you have older children, the focus will probably be shifting from tablets to smaller and more portable mobile devices: phones. 

You can use tools like Google Family Link for Android devices, or Screen Time for Apple iOS devices, to set up controls around usage, but it’s just as important, if not more so, to talk to kids about what they should and shouldn’t be doing.