Staying safe online
The internet is an extremely powerful learning tool for us all, but only when it is used sensibly. At St Joseph's we find it vitally important that all teachers, children and parents have a clear understanding of why and how to be safe online. Please look at our online safety policy for more detailed information.
Here are some valuable links to websites that focus on being safe on the internet:
#DITTO is a fee online safety magazine for schools and parents to keep you up to date with guidance related to keeping children safe online. A new edition is released every half term.
National Online Safety produce useful guides which focus on specific platforms/risks which adults and children should be aware of. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook for #WakeupWednesday to receive weekly updates
From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world. https://www.internetmatters.org/
Reviews of the most popular social networks, apps and games our children are using.
Parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with children.
Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this website can help. It can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. On this page you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to help keep your child safe.
BBC Stay Safe (for everyone to find out more)
Think U Know (For 5-7 year olds to find out more) Lee and Kim’s Adventures
Think U Know (for 8-10 year olds to find out more) Cyber Cafe