Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master - Christian Lous Lange
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The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?
How do we teach pupils at St. Joseph's about staying safe online?
Each year, starting from Reception class, pupils will learn about how to keep themselves safe in a variety of ways online.
Our Reception class pupils are introduced to online safety through the use of Hector's World™https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/
Pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 learn about online safety through the Twinkl scheme of work to ensure that all areas are covered.
This work is complemented in KS2 through our Google 'Internet Legends' online adventures that teach the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games.
Useful Online Safety Leaflets for parents
Below are some useful guides on what parents/carers need to know about various social media sites, apps and games etc. There are also 'how to' guides to set up privacy, parental controls and age limits on devices which we hope you will find useful:
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Esafety Parent workshop videosSafer Internet - Parents Guide to TechnologyNSPCC - Parent ControlsNSPCC - Icebreaker EmailsOpen DNS - DNS SettingsInternet Matters - Parental ControlsNet Aware - Learn about the different apps
Esafety Parent Workshop Handouts
If you have concerns about online safety at home, please contact school and access support at:
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It provides help and support for parents and children by age range.
This site offers the opportunity to make a report about online abuse or how someone is communicating to one of CEOP's child protection advisors. It also has age appropriate support for children.
You can also access these sites by clicking on the logos at the bottom of our website pages.
This site helps parents develop the right skills and understanding, so that their children can discover the possibilities and opportunities available to them online.
You can also access our Online Safety policy in the policies section of this website.