Welcome to our staying safe page for parents and carers. Here you can find useful information on how to keep your children safe on and off line. Below, you will find lots of useful magazines and leaflets to read through. These are written for you as parents to help highlight the importance of keeping your children safe online and when using computing devices.
If you would like further information, please see Miss Cunniffe in school, or click one of the links below to be directed to websites which contain the up to date advice.
At St John's we are committed to ensure that your children are safe on the internet and when using computing devices.
To see how we explicitly teach the children how to stay safe when using computing devices and the internet, please click the link below and you will be directed to our children's page.
Children access the internet and use computing devices everyday, whether they are in school, at home, or with their friends. It is our responsibility as their grown ups, to ensure that they know how to use them safely and what to do if they ever have a problem whilst using them.
Internet Safety day - Tuesday 5th February 2019
Tuesday 5th February was Safer Internet Day (SID). Children throughout the world have all had special lessons teaching them how to stay safe when using the Internet and what to do if they encountered a problem.
🌟Children in Reception have have been learning about how to tell an adult if anything pops up that isn't part of their activity. And if we are using something new to always ask an adult.
🌟Our a Year 1 boys and girls have been learning how to use the Internet safely, looking closely at how to safely use tablets and smartphones especially now they are using them more regularly to complete their learning challenges.
🌟 Children in Year 2 have been thinking about what personal information is and how important it is to keep it private. They talked about how easily it is to communicate with others now that the Internet is available, but it is important to remember that we cannot see those who are speaking. The boys and girls thought about what they could share and what should be kept personal. They also know how to 'screen shot' if something unkind is said to them so they can show a grown up.
🌟 Our children in Years 3 and 4 learnt how to identify cyberbullying and its consequences, how to report any concerns children may have and suggested ways young people can behave positively in cyberspace. They had very passionate discussions about keeping safe on the internet and potential consequences. The children were able to offer lots of examples of how they can connect with others and message through phones, apps and games. Some of the children had stories to share on their personal experience of cyberbullying and from older siblings or friends. They discussed the consequences for the person being bullied, how to get help and how we can all work together to keep cybersafe. They also discussed what it means to be a good friend and to remember these qualities when speaking to people that we know and trust online. A key message shared was that although we cannot see them face-to-face, feelings can still be hurt and we should remember to speak to kindly as we would ordinarily.
Children in Y5 have been exploring their digital footprint as well as aspects of 'stranger danger' and 'share aware' in relation to their social media activities.
After all of our learning this week, all of us at St John's came to the conclusion that the internet is a wonderful thing if used safely!
There are lots of leaflets and magazines about the recent apps and advice for the use of computing devices on the school website for parents to access.
Useful Websites for Parents: