Please see our safeguarding page for more information around some of the activities and websites we use to support our teaching of e-safety as part of our computing curriculum and safeguarding procedures.
We teach our children a very important message about being safe whilst using the Internet. If you see something online that upsets you or makes you feel uncomfortable: STOP, BLOCK, and TELL an adult!
Online Safety Newsletters
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 8th February 2021 is Safer Internet Day! Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to pledge how you will help to create a kinder online community.
The theme this year is “An internet we trust- exploring the reliability in an online world”. Your child will be taking part in activities today linked to the learning they have done around online safety in the last fortnight as part of their home learning. For more information on keeping your child safe online please follow the button to the Safer Internet webpage where you will find resources for parents.Safer Internet Support for parents and carers
Online Safety Advice for Parents
Please find the attached online safety leaflet which contains advice for parents, including online child exploitation, keeping your child safe online and help available.Online Safety Advice for Parents (Leaflet Jan Covid 2021)
A guide to parental controls
Please find an informative booklet which we hope will help our parents/carers with setting up parental controls across all platforms that are regularly used by children.A Guide to Parental Controls Booklet
Keeping your child safe online
Please find a link below to the most up to date guidance on how to keep our children safe online. This has come from the Leeds Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.
We know all of our pupils have access to the internet, this is also within school too. The internet proved to be a wonderful tool during our school closure, to keep in touch with family and friends, to support our young people with their home learning and much more. However, our very first priority is that our children know how to stay safe online as well as aiding our parents/carers to support our pupils with this too. We hope you find this information useful and helpful in supporting your child/ren to stay safe online.LSCP – Keeping your child safe online
Online Safety Curriculum
Here are our key top tips we teach all of our pupils to educate them about staying safe online:
- Keep your personal information safe and private (don’t share it with anyone).
- People online are not always who they say they are (don’t become friends with someone online that you haven’t met before in real life and never meet up with anyone you speak to online).
- Ask before you share – think carefully about the photos you post on the internet. You need to have permission before you post photos of other people online.
- Think carefully about the words you use on the internet.
- If you see something you feel uncomfortable with, STOP, BLOCK AND TELL!
- Always speak to a trusted adult.
For more information on how to stay safe online, please see the videos, links and documents below:
The world our children and young people live in is rapidly changing. New computer technology is creating fantastic, exciting opportunities in communication, in learning and in many aspects of our daily life. For a lot of us these developments seem quite different from what we have seen before and this makes us naturally very cautious about them. However, for young people they are a regular and a familiar part of everyday life that are being enthusiastically embraced and we ensure they are suitably equipped to be able to use these skills effectively and safely.
At St. Joseph’s, we believe our role is to safeguard our children by shaping the way they access ICT, allowing them to flourish through the many benefits it has to offer, yet at the same time, helping them understand and make informed decisions about what information they seek and share, the way they do this and who they do it with.
We follow the National Curriculum statutory requirements through a personalised St Joseph’s approach to Computing where children develop an understanding of how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
Under the guidance of our Local Safeguarding Children Board, we access the Internet through Schools Broadband which provides a safe, city-wide framework in line with all national online safety guidelines. Schools Broadband has achieved the British Education Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) accreditation for Internet provision which requires months of rigorous testing and evaluation to ensure that it meets the safety standards to protect learners from unsuitable Internet access.
Computing can bring huge advantages to children and young people’s lives. At St. Joseph’s, we enable our pupils to benefit from these safely and confidently. For more information, please see our Internet Access Policy and Online Safety Policies in the Policies section of our website.
More information on Online Safety
We have teamed up with Knowsley City Learning to generate monthly newsletters for parents/carers providing up to date information and advice on online safety.
Online Safety Newsletter Oct 2018 Online Safety Newsletter Oct 2018 2nd Online Safety Newsletter Nov 2018 Online Safety Newsletter Dec 2018 Online Safety Newsletter January 2019 Online Safety Newsletter February 2019 Online Safety Newsletter March 2019 Online Safety Newsletter April 2019 Online Safety Newsletter May 2019 Online Safety Newsletter June 2019 Online Safety Newsletter July 2019 Online Safety Newsletter Sept 2019 Online Safety Newsletter Oct 2019 Online Safety Newsletter Nov 2019 Online Safety Newsletter Jan 2020 Online Safety Newsletter Feb 2020 Online Safety Newsletter March 2020 Online Safety Newsletter Houseparty Online Safety Newsletter Zoom Online Safety Newsletter_Zoom Online Safety Newsletter April 2020 Online Safety Newsletter May 2020 Online Safety Newsletter June 2020 Online Safety Newsletter July 2020
Useful Links from Knowsley City Learning:
- Parental Controls Booklet
- A website containing a lot of useful information and guidance for parents and carers is www.thinkuknow.co.uk. This site also includes ‘Hector’s World’ which shows young children how to use the internet in a safe way.
- Here is a practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media – https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
- https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis ‘Child Safety On-Line’ from the UK Council for Child Internet Safety
- Click here for helpful information to help keep your children safe when using the Internet
- Be Internet Legends: Click on the following link for more information of how to keep your children safe and confident when using the Internet https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en-gb
- NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online
- To view the Whatsapp Guide for Parents click here. This document has been published by the National Online Safety Team.
- Internet matters.org Set Up Safe Checklist Internet
- E Safety Tips for 6 to 10 year olds
Below is a list of links to resources for parents who want to know about how to keep their children safe on various different games consoles.
The list of links below covers the most popular devices.
Parental Guides – Nintendo3DS Playstation – parental guide parental guide – xboxone parental guide – xbox360 parental guide – xbox family Parental Guide – WiiU Parental Guide – Nintendo Switch Parental Guide – Apple