Online safety encompasses not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, for example: iPads, Android tablets, online gaming and mobile phones. Whilst the internet and technology can be a very valuable tool to support children’s learning, there are times when it can have negative effects on children. It is important for schools and parents to be aware of the potential dangers and to ensure safe usage by all.
At St. John the Baptist we take online safety very seriously and are constantly looking for fun and engaging ways to raise awareness to help keep our children safe online.
Our Digital Leaders have been actively involved in raising online safety awareness. They have composed their our own SJB online Safety song and presented it to the whole school! Read the lyrics
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. We encourage parents to speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology, and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen.
Our online safety policy holds detailed information about how we ensure our children remain safe in their use of technology. Please contact the school if you would like a copy of the Online Safety Policy. The Metropolitan Police have released guides offering advice for parents to help monitor and be more aware about how children use the internet. Please click on the links below: