At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School pupils participate in e-Safety lessons and use the material available on several websites.
We also have in place:
- an internet policy
- ‘Responsible Internet Use’ agreement
We have provided additional information and guidance for e-safety.
COVID-19 E-Safety Information
Keeping Safe Online
St Joseph’s Catholic School have provided further information to help Keep Your Child Safe Online:
You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
Durham Cyber Safety
With schools now being officially shut because of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is likely that there will be an increase of internet use for families and children over the coming weeks. With that in mind, here are some great tips for parents on setting up the right controls and privacy settings to ensure their child stays safe online. You can find these in detail in Durham County Council’s ‘Parents Guide to Cyber Safety’ advice booklet which there is a link to below. The booklet looks at the following areas: Smart Devices, Broadband & Mobile Networks, Gaming and Social Media.
National Online Safety Website (#wakeupwednesday)
At National Online Safety, we believe in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. Every Wednesday we produce guides to focus on specific platforms/risks which we believe trusted adults should be aware of. Please get in touch with us should you have a suggested platform you would like us to focus on by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the #wakeupwedesday campaign by visiting the Wake Up Wednesday Resources page where you can find useful information about Tik Tok, Snapchat, fortnite etc)
UK Safer Internet Centre
We believe that Online safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. To raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, the school carries out many age appropriate activities, including participating in the ‘Safer Internet Day’ organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre.
The UK Safer Internet Centre website contains information which is very useful for parents to support the work done in school and ensure that our children keep safe whilst using the ever-expanding growth of mobile technology.
This section of our website will provide you with links to really useful advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe. If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.
You can view or download a Website Awareness booklet by clicking the link below:
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Think U Know Website
I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
The Adventures of Kara
The Adventures of Kara website offers a range of cartoons,illustrating five e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.
CBC Stay Safe
The CBBC Stay Safe website offers children advice and support about how to stay safe online. Children can test their internet safety knowledge with Hacker. Children can listen to some Stay Safe songs.
Help and Advice
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.
- Safety Centre for 5 to 7 year olds
- Safety Centre for 8 to 10 year olds
- Safety Centre for 11 to 13 year olds
View the following websites for further information about keeping your children safe online.