Online Safety

Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.

Here are some tips and guides if your child is accessing these apps or social media, however, most of these shouldn’t be accessed by children under 13 years old.

Here are some more guides to help you keep your child safe online.

Online Safety Tips
New Device Tips
Social Media

Here you can find some links that can help you keep your child safe when online. If you still have any further questions or require further support, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Be SMART Online 


Keep your personal information safe. Don’t post or give your personal information (Email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, full name…) out to those you are talking to.


Friends you’ve made online are strangers and meeting them can be dangerous. Always make sure you have your parent/carers’ permission or even have them with you when you meet someone you’ve met online. Even if you think you know the person, online friends are still strangers.


Accepting files (emails, messages/DMs, images, text, opening files)  online can be dangerous. They might have viruses that can break your phone or even contain a nasty message.  If unsure, ask an adult!


You cannot trust everything online, information found on the internet are not always true. Not everyone or everything online is reliable or trustworthy. Always check with someone who knows or check in books to make sure if it is true.


Always tell an adult if something online has upset or worried you. If you or someone you know is being bullied online, always tell a grown up.