Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Keeping Safe Online

Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world. It is embedded in our pupils' learning here at Bishop Ian Ramsey. We also want to help our parents and pupils improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

Everyone has a responsibility to help protect children. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads in school (Mr Mordue or Mrs Howes).

Alternatively, please contact First Contact 03000 267 979 or the police.

 SMART rules

At Bishop Ian Ramsey, we follow the SMART rules for staying safe online:

Online Safety Parent and Carer Information Session

We recently hold an annual Online Safety Information Session for parents and carers in our school hall. This year, the session was delivered by Martin Bailey (Primary Computing Consultant). This was a highly informative session which we hope our parents and carers found useful. Please find the presentation from this session below.

Online Safety Parent and Carer Information Session (Nov 2023)


 Safer Internet Day 2024

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

Each year, a theme is covered that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online. This year, Safer Internet Day focused on the theme of 'change online'. This included:

  • 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

We celebrated Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6th February 2024) with a whole-school assembly, where we learnt more about this year's theme of 'change online' and reminded ourselves of how we can stay safe online.

Please see the PowerPoint presentation below that Mr Mordue used to deliver this assembly. This was mainly using the official Safer Internet Day assembly resources produced by the UK Safer Internet Centre. There is also a link on one of the slides to a short video which covers the 'SMART' rules that we use in school to stay safe online. We hope this is useful for our families.

Safer Internet Day 2024 Assembly

 Useful websites for parents and carers

Here are some useful websites and resources to help keep your child safe online:

The CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) logo pictured here is on a lot of social networking sites. It is the Advice, Help and Report button. Their website has lots of help for parents and children who are concerned about something online.

Highly recommended is the Thinkuknow website. This is an education initiative by CEOP.

CBBC Stay Safe is a super internet survival guide for you and your children. There are lots of tips and tricks to help stay safe online, beat cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer!

Childnet is an excellent website helping to make the internet a safe place for children. It contains lots of advice, tips and resources for parents and children.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities with a mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

Useful Online Safety e-books

Please see the links below to open a range of e-books with important messages around Online Safety. These can be shared with your child at home.

Chicken Clicking

Detective Digiduck

Digiduck's Famous Friend

Digiduck's Big Decision

Old Macdonald had a Phone

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin

Troll Stinks

Oscar and the Three Elves


Online Safety Policy

Anti-bullying and Cyberbullying Policy


Please see our 'Safeguarding' section for further information about safeguarding at Bishop Ian Ramsey: 

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.