St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

TIKTOK is a online app that is a global video community where users create, share and discover ‘funny and memorable moments’ via short video clips.

Please be aware that children need to be 13 yrs and over to use this app.

Some of the outfits and dance moves in videos can be overtly sexual and provocative. There have also been reports of some users sharing concerning content, such as videos that promote anorexia, porn, self-harm and violence. If your child’s profile is open, strangers can use the app to comment on your child’s videos


TikTok lets users lip-sync to their favourite songs and produce their own music videos. Some of the music choices contain swear words or sexual themes, So not only can children be exposed to potentially inappropriate content but they can broadcast themselves miming or singing these lyrics


Its a parents responsibility to ensure your children are safe online - school can educate your children to be safe online but do not have responsibility for the apps they download and how they are used.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in
the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than
180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos,
videos and documents, as well as make voice and video
calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection.

Since May 2018, the minimum age for using WhatsApp is 16 years old if you live in the European Union, including the UK. WhatsApp has not yet stated whether it
will take action against anyone aged between 13 and 16 who already hold accounts under the old terms and conditions.

Cyberbullying is the act of sending threatening or taunting,text messages, voice messages, pictures and videos, with the aim to hurt and humiliate the receiver. The group chat and group video call features are great for multiple people to chat simultaneously, but there is the potential for people to hurt others with their comments or jokes. The ‘only admin’ feature gives the admin of a group chat greater control over who can send messages.

Its a parents responsibility to ensure your children are safe online - school can educate your children to be safe online but do not have responsibility for the apps they download and how they are used







Are you worried about something

but not sure who to talk to?

I am here to help!

My name is Kellie Yardley and I am the school's children and family worker.

I am always available for a chat and can hopefully help you sort out anything you may be worried about.

I can give you information and advice on,

  • Debt & Housing Issues
  • Common Parenting Problems E.G. Tantrums, Sleep, Toileting
  • Course’s in the area
  • Support to get back into work

Or anything else which may be worrying you and don’t know where to turn

Please call into school to see me or phone me on 0161 921 1940

It’s important to note that new challenges are arising on the internet all the time. This guided has been created to raise awareness of the issue and offer advice on helping parents to talk to their children about making safer decisions online. This guide is based on what parents need to know about 'MOMO'.

Anything you notice can help a child at risk.

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.

Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong.

You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.

Following these simple steps and reporting your concerns to your local council could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.

Child abuse. If you think it, report it.



Operation Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This is called Operation Encompass.


This means that if police are called out to a domestic abuse incident the school will be notified so that they can care for your child’s needs the following day. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At St Edmund's RC Primary school our Key Adults in school are Mrs Harrison (Head Teacher) and Mrs Yardley (School based family support).

They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned.

Some information about Encompass is included in this letter but if you would like more information about this new initiative, you can contact our Key Adult at St Edmund's RC Primary school

Salford Community Sport are offering a NEW Walkden youth project

This exciting new venture is FREE to attend and is for children aged 10+

Please call Amy Hallsworth on 0161 778 0569 for more information

ADHD Foundation

Understanding and managing your child's ADHD- free training for parents, carers and guardians. Have a look at the document below for more information. 

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse of children.


There is lots of information for parents about keeping your children safe online.

Online safety and keeping children safe is a high priority in school.

We need parents to keep there children safe at home online too

please check your children's settings online

Attached is the guide for Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Apple and Nintendo 3DS.





why not go along to one of the FREE sessions in Little Hulton & Walkden


Get Fit Get Social

session's include:

Bike rides

Stop smoking support

NHS health checks

Gym sessions

Raising self esteem

and many many more



We do lots of work at St Edmunds around  bullying and online safety and what this looks like to a child.

Here is some support around bullying behaviour for parents to read through to ensure your children are safe online.

Please speak to your children around friendships and falling out and how this is different to bullying.

If your child/children feel they are being bullied online please use this document for support and let the school know as soon as possible. 

We can support your children in school with such issues but we are unable to deal with these issues out of school.

Please speak with and support your children if this is happening out side of the school 

Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree supports families in the community with:

  • food and clothing
  • Furniture
  • volunteering opportunities 
  • courses 
  • Citizens advice support

Contact them on 0161 288 7331

or call into    

 Mustard Tree 50 Hulton District centre 

Sure Start Children's Centre

We work very closely with the Children's Centre in Little Hulton.

There are lots of activities for you attend with your little ones during the Summer holidays

some of these include,

Swimming, stay and plays and lots of outdoor activities to keep you all entertained

Children's centre is open:

Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm

and Fridays 9.00am - 1.00pm

During the school holidays children from birth to 8 years are welcome to attend the sessions


At St Edmunds we really value the importance of teaching our children how to be safe both online and in the ‘real world’.

We also appreciate the opportunity to share ideas and talk to parents about this.

Did you know about ‘Youtube Kids’ 

This is specifically for children and they can only access appropriate videos on it. A couple of parents said they used this and it worked well. It can be found via google.

Parental controls and filters

These are vital in order to safeguard your children. The NSPCC works in collaboration with O2 to help parents set these up. You can phone them for advice on 0808 800 5002 and they will talk you through how to ensure all your parental settings and controls are in place. Some parents have used this and found it to be very useful.

This is a new support group in Little Hulton, supporting children and their families with Autism/ Asperger's 

The group will offer a range of support and give everyone the opportunity to learn about Autism and Asperger's 

Help to find strategies and resources for a child or adult on the ASD spectrum.