Computing and Online Safety
Children at St John's School use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular online safety learning to teach and remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them into their homes.
We believe that internet safety is a shared responsibility between the school and parents and we are committed to developing the link between home and school. Should you have any comments, we will be happy to discuss them with you further. Please see your child's class teacher about any ideas you have, or any matters that you are concerned about.
Children in Year 6 who bring a mobile phone into school must have it on silent and hand it into the class teacher during the day. Under no circumstances must it be used during school hours on school premises.
Click on these links to find important information regarding Online Safety and how to deal with issues such as cyber-bullying or reporting abuse.
Did you know? Simple rules for keeping your child safe.
To keep your child safe they should:
- ask before using the internet.
- only use websites you have chosen together or use a child friendly search engine.
- only email people they know ( why not consider setting up an address book for them?)
- ask permission before opening an email from someone they don't know.
- not use internet chat rooms.
- not use their real names when using games on the internet ( use a nick name).
- never give out home address, phone, mobile number or where they go to school.
- never arrange to meet someone they have "met" on the internet.
- only use a webcam with people they know.
- tell you immediately if they see something they are unhappy with.
Did you know?
- Many online games have their own chat rooms
- If your child plays on these and enters these chat rooms, do you really know to whom they are talking?
- You can load software onto your computer which will alert you to anything inappropriate which your computer has accessed.
We know how important it is to protect and educate young people on using the Internet, and we want to provide all of our users with a safe experience.
When it comes to family safety, we aim to:
- Provide parents and teachers with tools to help them to choose what content their children see online
- Offer tips and advice to families about how to stay safe online
- Work closely with organisations such as charities, others in our industry and government bodies dedicated to protecting young people
Please explore the links below to find age-appropriate content for you to look at with your child.
Digital Parenting magazine
Keep up-to-date and help your child build skills for life.
At St John's School we take online safety very seriously.
This monthly magazine will help you keep up-to-date, and help your child build online resilience.
You can read it online and previous issues of the magazine are also available.