School Announcements: 22/07/2018

Online Safety

All staff and pupils at St Joseph’s are responsible for using the school Computing systems and equipment safely. All member’s and visitors to the school are expected sign and return the appropriate Acceptable Usage Policy before being given access to the school system. These policies are reviewed annually.

Here at St Joseph’s, we believe Computing is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange, present and publish information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an evaluative and safe way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.

All staff at St Joseph’s are trained to recognise online safety issues and it is embedded within our teaching curriculum and we continuous plan accordingly to ensure the online safety of our children in and out of school at all times.

“Learning about online safety is a vital life skill. Empowering children at an early age with the knowledge to safeguard themselves and their personal information is something that needs to be nurtured throughout school to see them into adult life.” (Alan McKenzie, e-safety advisor, 2012).

Please find below a link to “St Joseph’s Parent’s guide to keeping your child safe online”

parents guide to e-safety

How to set parent control on broadband and devices, click on link below;

Parent controls

Parents Online Safety Talk: information regarding the next talk will be issued shortly.

Online Safety Week; 6th February 2018

Please find below further guidance and information regarding online safety.

Safer Internet Week 2018 – Factsheet

Safer Internet Week 2018 – Conversation starters

Safer Internet Week 2018 – Quick activities

The latest Digital Parenting Magazine (issue 6), was sent home to last week, below is a link to the previous magazine (issue 5).


Fortnite Battle Royale:

Please find links to both a Parents’ Guide and UK Safer Internet Centre guidance and advice regarding Fortnite Battle Royale.

Parents’ Guide:

UK Safer Internet Centre:

Links to additional websites for your information:

CEOP ReportThis button links directly to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) agency reporting abuse website. Wherever you see this sign, you are able to report any online abuse.

Click on the KidSMART image for some really helpful tips on how to stay safe online.

Check out the think you know site . What do you know