Coppice Rise
North Yorkshire

01423 562650

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Harrogate, a Voluntary Academy

"Let all that you do be done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Online Safety..

Talking regularly with your child is the greatest tool to help keep them safe online.

Below you will find information on:

  • Safer Internet Day 2024

  • Recent advice and guidance

  •  Be Internet Legends Autumn 2023

  •  The role of the School Council

  •  What happens across the Key Stages

  • Further links for advice for parents and carers.

Safer Internet Day 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.

Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online. Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline


Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

About Safer Internet Day

Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide.

Throughout the school year, we continue to focus on internet safety, positive uses of technology, and what to do if the children feel unsafe when using the internet/online gaming etc. We use quality resources from Safer Internet Centre and ParentZone & Google's Be Internet Legends scheme.

Recent Advice and Guidance
Please find below links to recent advice and guidance on the ever-changing digital world. You will find information about specific apps as well as links for support in navigating areas such as Virtual Reality.

Be Internet Legends

in partnership with ParentZone and Google

 During the Autumn Term 2023, KS2 have participated in a series of online assemblies with the team at Be Internet Legends. We have looked at positive behaviours in class and online. We have explored the online world and learned about skills and habits to keep us safe. We have discussed screen use and how being online makes us feel with ideas to help us find a healthy balance.  We have focused on kindness and how to respond to bullying. We have learned about the 5 pillars for staying safe.

School Council

As part of the annual Safer Internet Day, our school council lead an online safety assembly on the Monday morning to celebrate the start of a week of internet safety related activities across school. 

They have also created a set of Online Safety Golden Rules.  We have all signed to show we agree to the rules and these are displayed in every classroom. They may be useful for you to use at home too!

Click on the image to be taken to the UK Safer Internet Centre for top tips aimed at primary aged children.

We must follow these Online Safety Golden Rules to make sure we are safe and comfortable using the internet. 

Only go on the internet when a grown up is in the room.

Only use websites that adults say are safe.

Don’t tell anyone your password.

Never share your full name, where you go to school or where you live.

Never share photos or use a webcam with people you don’t know in the real world.

Always tell a grown up you trust if someone has upset you and remember to treat people how you would like to be treated

What Happens Across the Key Stages

Help and advice for our families

Useful websites for Online Safety advice

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