St. Stephen's De La Salle

St. Stephen’s takes the online safety of our pupils very seriously. You may have seen a number of reports in the media regarding online behaviour and some of the negative consequences. Many devices can now access online content – computers, iPods, iPads, games consoles (such as Playstations, X-Box, PSPs, as well as most other games consoles available), smartphones, tablets and a whole host of other devices not listed here. It is very important all parents/guardians monitor your sons’ online activities carefully in order to keep them safe, and explain to your sons why they shouldn’t post personal information such as their real name, address etc. online.

The internet is a very valuable resource, but it also has some inappropriate content for children. In St. Stephen’s, we take every reasonable precaution to ensure that the internet resources that are used and online activities that our pupils engage in are safe and educational. Internet sessions are always supervised by a teacher and filtering software is used in order to minimise the risk of exposure to inappropriate material. Our school iPads are also equipped with filters, as well as having the ability to be remotely viewed and even locked by the classroom teacher, in order to keep our pupils on task and e-safe. All our school’s e-activities are underpinned by our school’s Acceptable Use Policy.

The Family e-Safety Kit was designed to encourage families to discuss internet safety and is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds. The Kit helps parents to share the benefits and risks of surfing the web in a fun and engaging way, and is available to download from the Webwise website here. In addition to the Family E-Safety Kit, Webwise publishes a number of guides to help families to explore and discuss internet safety with children. See the full range of guides available on the Webwise website on this page.


We have compiled a list of websites below with some helpful information for staying e-safe:
please note that as with all external links on our website, St. Stephen’s is not and cannot be held responsible for the content of these websites, which are provided here only as a reference and information point for parents and guardians. The websites below and the content they contain are the sole responsibility of the website providers. Please use your own judgement and internet safety software when visiting any website.)

Please also note that clicking any of these links will open that website in a new window.

> – information for parents about internet safety, including explainers for the latest popular games and apps, advice for parents, resources, talking points, videos, ideas, how to combat cyberbullying and much more – information, resources and tips for parents based around Safer Internet Day, which is celebrated around the world every year in February.

>  some issues of child safety from ISPCC


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