St Cuthbert’s recognised for its commitment to helping students stay safe online

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety-training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

The St Helens school received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world back in February and accepted the award earlier last month.

National Online Safety is a multi-award-winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.

Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

Catherine Twist, headteacher at St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School said: “We couldn’t be prouder with receiving this accreditation.

“As a whole school community, we have worked tirelessly to make sure our young people feel safe and happy whilst online and in particular during their lockdown learning, at home earlier in the year.

“We really could not have done this without the continuous help and support from all our parents and carers.”

A parent of a Year 7 student at the school, Tara Hewitt said: “It’s been a real eye-opener to me, as a parent, when I thought I was clued up with a lot regarding apps, games and websites children are accessing.

“So, I would like to thank the school for keeping our community updated with what we can do to keep our children safe, whilst also educating ourselves.”

Over the next coming months, St Cuthbert’s will be working closely with National Online Safety to create podcasts and positive case studies with their staff and students about their experiences and how they can continue to stay safe online.

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