At St. John’s we believe that online safety is an essential part of safeguarding and we acknowledge our duty to ensure that all children and staff are protected from potential harm online. We recognise that the internet and associated devices, such as computers, tablets, mobile phones and games consoles, are an important part of everyday life. We believe it is important for children to be empowered to build resilience and to develop strategies to manage and respond to risk online. Please read our online safety policies mobile and smart technology and social media. Please click here for further safeguarding information.
Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. This year's theme is 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online'. At school we will be celebrating week commencing 24 April 2023, where the children will be taking part in various activities and we will hold two parent workshops. Please talk with your children about their use of digital devices and how they interact with others and look at the safer internet day website.
National Online Safety
As a school community, we have been subscribed to National Online Safety for some time now. They have an incredible bank of resources available for parents/carers, as well as many which we use in school.
Joining is free for parents using the below link:
We can highly recommend taking a look at their incredible plethora of guides to help us adults better understand our children's digital world. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide
Year 5 and 6 pupils may bring mobile phones into school after permission has been granted via Gateway. All phones must be switched off on site and handed in to the pupil’s class teacher; the phones are then stored in a locked cabinet within the school office.
In this day and age the internet controls many aspects of our lives. For this reason, teaching our children about the benefits and dangers of the internet is integral to the curriculum and school life. Our goal here at St John's is to equip every child with the tools to live a safe and successful life plugged in to the internet.
Please find some useful links below: