Internet Safety

At St Thomas Community Primary School, we recognise the need to work with children and parents to develop ways of keeping children safe online.

Every class from Reception to Year 6 receives a minimum of two weeks of e-safety lessons every term, which amounts to at least six lessons per year. We also have effective links with the police who come to the school to teach children about remaining safe online.

Each class has assigned to them two members of the school’s ‘Tech Team’. Part of their remit is to come into class and present to children about e-safety. Children are taught to report problems to an adult straight away without being judged and they also have the option of speaking to a peer from the ‘Tech Team’ if they would prefer to discuss issues with someone their own age.

You may find the following links helpful when teaching your child about internet safety:

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The school follows the All Wales Child Protection Procedures and details of these procedures are available by following the link below. In all cases, where a child is believed to have been abused or suffered neglect, or is at risk of being so, there is a legal duty on us to share relevant information with relevant professionals and agencies. In all such situations, the protection of the child must take precedence over all other considerations. The school has a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which are reviewed annually. The school’s Designated Senior Person for child protection and safeguarding issues is Mr Dwyer and in his absence, Mr Burns.

If you have any comments or questions regarding out legal obligation to protect all children from harm, please feel free to contact us.