St Martin's School

An independent, co-educational preparatory school.


At St Martin’s School, we place a high importance on e-safety for all our pupils from EYFS to Form 6 as part of our safeguarding measures, Computing lessons and Digital Literacy Curriculum.  Children receive a half term unit of work in the Autumn term, helping them to understand how to stay safe online at an age appropriate level.  E-safety topics are woven throughout the Computing curriculum and teachers remind pupils of the rules whenever they go online. We have a special day on Safer Internet Day each year when the children consider the annual theme run by safer internet  day.  We encourage parents to be aware of age-appropriate issues and protection measures and share advice at key points in the year including a parent workshop delivered by professionals in the field. 

Safety measures in school include ‘Stop, Close, Tell’ children know and understand that they need to tell an adult if they are not happy with anything they see. We use the SMART rules below and teach children how to report any concerns to CEOP.  We discuss age restrictions with the children and they are aware of how to check an age restriction for all media using common sense media.

Additional Websites for Parents

They will provide you with information to support online safety and safety in the real world for your child.

At St Martin’s School, we recognise the impact online use can have on mental health and endeavour to promote positive mental health strategies such as regular breaks and time restrictions, emotional resilience and self confidence when managing and reporting online bullying. We offer a community of support and do not tolerate child on child abuse. For more information on this, please refer to our behaviour policy.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child at our school, please direct your query for the attention of Mrs Sam Mbah, the Designated Safeguarding Lead,