Online Safety

Keeping our children safe online 

Many children now use social media from a very early age to communicate. There are lots of fun and exciting games being developed all the time which involve children talking to others online.
Here are a few safety tips…. 

  • Adults should know what children are doing online. 
  • When chatting we should be polite and respectful as we would if we were talking directly to someone. 
  • Facebook and Instragram (and some other sites) have a minimum age of 13 years. 

Parents can check the content of all apps, games etc at:
and read reviews from other parents. 

Make sure children know what to do if they are upset by something they hear or see online, 

At St Columb Minor Academy children's safety is at the centre of everything we do. This includes helping children to stay safe when using the ever changing electronic devices they come across.

Below are some more links to some excellent websites dealing with online safety:

Parent guide for online safety

Helpful parents guide to 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' from
Parents guide on Snapchat especially the new 'Snap Maps' - uses a device's location information to locate a user on a virtual map.
or open the pdf below.
Another good website from NSPCC is  Net Aware - click the link below to go the website
Its a website guide that covers sites, apps and games that children use.
Advice from the DfE on protecting young people from extremism and radicalisation.
'The site brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation, and is the result of successful collaboration between the Department for Education, the Home Office, the NSPCC, Internet Matters, Childnet, ParentZone, UK Internet Safety Centre, and the many other organisations who have contributed resources.'