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Online Safety

Safeguarding of children and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at St Oswald’s. Great importance is place on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our curriculum gives children opportunities;

  • to experience life in all it diversity;
  • to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.

In terms of online abuse, children and young people may experience cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, emotional abuse, radicalisation and other ideologies that reinforce unhealthy messages.

There are risks from inappropriate content.

Children and young people could be at risk online from people they actually know as well as strangers (who the child believes, over time, that they know).

We plan constantly to challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing. We look at the following themes;

  • Managing emotional needs,
  • online safety
  • what makes a family,
  • stereotyping, bullying, water safety,
  • dangers of extremism,
  • substance misuse,
  • SRE,
  • stranger danger,
  • relationships

We have developed an open and safe environment in which pupils express their views, seek help and help others. The exceptionally well planned promotion of equal opportunity and diversity of pupils and staff, help prevent any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour. Our children learn to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour. Our behaviour policy promotes making good choices and the consequence of making choices.

We have due regard for the information produced by the DFE and weave this into our online safety curriculum, SRE Curriculum and PSHE curriculum;

We have our very own Super Heroes at St Oswald’s- Our I-Vengers who support all pupils and staff about staying safe online.

Our I-vengers have worked with the pupils in the school and have created a poem to help children remember how to stay safe online as well as 10 Top Tips! 

Stay Safe Online

When you are online there are dangers,

Lurking in the shadows of the web are strangers.

No, No, No, please don’t show,

Your identity to those you don’t know.

Hey, Hey, Hey watch that word,

No foul language to be heard!

Strong passwords are the key

To keep strangers away who may want to see.

Chat, Chat, Chat, not always needed,

To stay safe online let this be heeded.

Fun online isn’t a crime,

But, be aware eyes open all of the time!


By , Eve, Hollie and Oliver

Here is a useful short video to help you Top Tips for Gaming

Useful Links for Parents

A useful Christmas link for you!  Christmas Safety

Is your child ready for social media?

Parents Guide – Discovering Digital at Primary School – Click HERE

Social Media Scams;

You tube supervised experience

Child Net Short videos

Internet Matters

Play Like Share!

Instagram Checklist;

Get safe Online;



The Children's Society has many useful resources including an online exploitation advice and information document.

Schools and education establishments in Derbyshire should also use the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) non-statutory guidance - Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people.

NSPCC How safe are our children is updated annually, providing an excellent overview of child protection in the UK with a focus on online harm.

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (DDSCP) has information on online safety.

The NSPCC has a section on online abuse, which includes issues that children and young people may experience, for example, cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or emotional abuse. NSPCC online safety is a valuable guide to the social networks used by children. It helps you to stay up to date to keep children safe in today's digital world.

ChildNet has a number of resources available for schools, including some to upskill staff. It also co-ordinates the Digital Leaders Programme.

Get Safe Online provides comprehensive online safety advice that can be used by professionals, young people and parents.

Parentzone provides good advice for parents and resources for schools. You can request hard copies of the Digital Parenting Magazine to give to your parents.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP.  A range of resources are available for young people, parents and schools.