Safety & Happiness
Your safety and happiness is vital to us at Dalestorth. If there is something wrong, you are upset or worried about anything or you feel unsafe it is very important you talk to someone you trust such as a friend, an adult or a teacher.
If you feel worried about talking to someone you know, you can call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 at anytime you like or in an online chat at
You may also like to use Kooth which offers free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support.
It is really important that everyone (both children and adults) knows how to stay safe online. Using the Internet sensibly is something that we encourage all children to do during their time at Dalestorth.
Safer Internet Day - February 2023
The theme for this years Safer Internet Day is Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online. In the Safer Internet Day assemblies we have discussed how to be safe, responsible and positive users of digital technology.
We then continued these discussions into the classroom where children discussed their uses for the internet and how to stay safe online.
KS1 created a window scene based on Hanni's Magic Window. In the story Hanni sees something from her magic window that upsets her, she has lots of worried feelings but she tells an adult who supports her and makes her feel better.
Year 3 and 4 created a body poster based upon the healing power of help. The poster shows the emotions we feel when online and how these may present in our bodies, they then discussed how we can support these feelings and who we can discuss them with.
Year 5 and 6 created online safety guides for apps, games and consoles including guidance on how to stay safe online. They also created a story board based upon their online safety stories.
Safer Internet Day - February 2022
We are all spending much more time on the internet and it is very important that we learn how to use it safely. During our Safer Internet Day assemblies, we discussed the importance of using the internet responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
We then continued these conversations in our classrooms and also discussed this year's focus of playing games online in more detail. We talked about only playing games that are appropriate for our age, not giving out personal information to people we don't know in real life, asking a trusted grown-up for help if anything happens that we are worried about and the importance of being as kind to people online as we are in real life. We also read some great books such as 'Chicken Clicking' and 'Penguinpig' which demonstrate the importance of keeping yourself safe online in a child friendly way.
The whole school also took part in an Internet Safety Poster competition. We had some fantastic entries that highlighted how much the children knew about staying safe on the internet and the Digital Ambassadors chose a winner from each key stage.
In addition to our work on Safer Internet Day, Online Safety is taught across all year groups throughout the year so that any issues raised are addressed.
Here are links to some useful websites where you can learn more about being safe on the Internet.