Internet safety

Today’s pupils are often more technically savvy than their parents or carers. This represents severe challenges and risks due to their inexperience in recognising and protecting themselves against online (and offline) dangers. St John’s has a proactive approach to teaching online safety, and in line with our ethos of working parents, carers and the community, provide this page with a selection of links and documents to help you enhance your own knowledge and understanding of online safety.

We also run parent information workshops throughout the year; if you would more information on attending one of these please check the school newsletter for upcoming events.

If you have any questions about the arrangements in place at St John’s, please contact the Computing subject co-ordinator Jamie McCurrach or the school office.

St John’s Online Safety Policy

The Computing curriculum, which describes why and how we teach online safety in our school

Government webpage detailing why and how online safety should be taught in schools

Keeping children safe in education (Government website)

Review the section on Online Safety, and the various links throughout the KCSiE guidance.

Do you want to be able to keep up with your kids online?

Parenting in a digital world

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

For concerns about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online Reporting/

NSPCC Net Aware

A guide to social networks that children use

Childline 0800 1111

 24 hour free helpline service for children and young people