St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

Online Safety

Our Online Filtering and Monitoring Systems


To help safeguard children when online in school, we use SurfProtect as our filtering system which prevents access to the most commonly-blocked web categories.


We use Securus to monitor learners online activity in school which offers us the facility keep a check on our pupils' Internet use and take appropriate action in a timely manor to provide early intervention to support students to adapt their online behaviour.


National Online Safety

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.


We are therefore delighted to announce that we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all our parents & carers. The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:


  • Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
  • What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child


Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:


Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.


By registering and accessing the resources, you are also helping the Academy become a National Online Safety Accredited School for 2021-2022. If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact

National Online Safety App

National Online Safety Letter to Parents

Creating a Family Agreement

It is important for families to be able to have open conversation about their use of the Internet at home, work or at a friend's house. Child Net have created the above Family Agreement Template to help start that conversation around positive behaviours when going online.


For additional support, visit the Child Net Website's Parents and Carers Support Page.

If you have children, it is understandable to have concerns about the films and TV shows they watch, as well as the games they play. In this guide, we take a look at the two official ways you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child. Both the BBFC and PEGI have search facilities on their websites that can be used to look up individual titles so you can check their ratings.


In this guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as violence, sexual content and swearing.