Our Online Safety Charter

St Mary's C of E Primary School



We are working with staff, pupils and parents / carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential online safety risks.

 Our school community discusses monitors and reviews our online safety policy on a regular basis. Good practice suggests the policy should be reviewed annually or at most every two years.

 We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of online safety across the whole school curriculum.

 We ensure that pupils are aware, through online safety education, of the potential online safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that all online safety concerns will be dealt with sensitively and effectively; that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents; and that pupils abide by the school’s online safety policy.


We aim to provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive online safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good online safety behaviour. The school will report back to parents / carers regarding online safety concerns. Parents/carers in turn work with the school to uphold the online safety policy. We seek to learn from online safety good practice elsewhere and utilises the support of the LA, SWGfL and relevant organisations when appropriate.