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e-Safety

As technology continues to provide greater opportunities in learning it is essential that children are aware of eSafety.  At St. Joseph’s, we aim to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to use technology appropriately and responsibly, with an awareness of the risks both inside and outside the school environment. 

With better ICT capability, children can maximise the benefits technology can offer; supporting and extending knowledge and understanding and widening opportunities for independence and creativity.

eSafety
Many adults can find it difficult to advise their children on how to stay safe on the Internet and when using mobile phones. Chat rooms, Facebook and MSN are all attractive and familiar to young people but they often lack the maturity to recognise that feeling safe is not the same as being safe.  Here are some useful resources for adults and children.

SMART Rules
To make the most of eLearning, follow the SMART rules, which are recommended by Childline International and KIDSmart.

We encourage all adults with a responsibility for the care of young people to support these rules. You can learn about the SMART rules by accessing the “Know It All” resource below where we have also included a copy of the SMART rules.

 

Advice from Internet Matters:

Video Courtesy of InternetMatters.org. 

A 'Pre-Teens' video can also be found on their website.

 

Meet the Team

We have designed our own e-Safety Team to help us keep safe and wise online.

KS1 e-Safety

Have a look at how we keep safe at St. Joseph's.  Click on the image to see the poster.

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KS2 e-Safety

How do we keep safe in KS2?  Click on the image to view the poster.

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Ditto - eSafety Adviser

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CEOP Website

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Think U Know CEOP

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Family Agreement

Family agreement template

Talk about it - Be open about the need to keep safe and share advice on how you will work together to stay safe.

Have a go at creating a family agreement to keep everyone safe at home.

Childnet offer some great advice.  Click below...

Family agreement Advice

UK Safer Internet Centre

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Setting up Devices

Internet Matters offers some advice on setting up children's devices.

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Newsletters and helpful links for parents:

Have a look at these links to help you keep safe online.

Digital Leader Blog:

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More useful links

  • Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine. 
  • Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
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