St Martin's School

An independent, co-educational preparatory school.

Parent’s E-Safety Guidance

In this section we hope you will find information which may support your child with their learning, health and well-being and could help you to keep your child safe online.

All the articles come from Parent Info, which is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone.

Please come to the school office and ask to speak to a member of staff if you would like further support. 

Online Safety

Setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps

Under 13s and social media

What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Screen time and young children: finding a balance

How old do you have to be?

Setting filters on YouTube

Setting filters on Google

Instagram FAQs

Instagram – what are the issues?

What is Minecraft?

Staying safe on Minecraft

The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming Privacy & Safety (Are You at Risk?)

Where do I report if I’m worried about my child’s safety online?

Health & Well being

Childhood obesity – a new epidemic?

Picky eating: how to help your child eat better


Preparing your child for secondary school

Making the most of parents’ evenings

Games to help your child learn to read 

Additional Websites for Parents

Please find several websites which will be useful in relation to keeping your child safe.

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

Mental Health issues affect children and young people as well as adults, with more than 850,000 children and young people in the UK having been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Since September 2014, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) has also become a category of Special Educational Needs. Children with a SEMH need will receive support in school.

At St Martin’s School, we endeavour to promote positive mental health. We offer a community of support, and will ensure that:

    we help our children to build emotional resilience

    we help our children to develop self-esteem

    we help our children to develop confidence

    we help our children to develop their social skills

    we help our children to feel valued

    we ensure our children know they are an important part of the St Martin’s School community

    we help our children contribute to wider society

We provide high levels of Pastoral Support at St Martin’s School and offer support in the form of 1:1 Pastoral Support, Nurture groups, PSHE and access to many outside agencies.  We encourage children to talk about any issues that are worrying them, and train our staff to be mindful of children’s emotional and mental well-being. Any concerns are passed to our SENCo or Designated Safeguarding Officer as appropriate to ensure children are properly supported in school.

We work in close partnership with outside agencies, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), the Educational Psychology team and Behaviour Support to ensure the best outcomes for our children.

We would encourage any parent who is interested in children’s development and/or mental health to click on the following link



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