The internet is an amazing resource, overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people. At St James’s we endeavour to make sure all our puils are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to remain safe when using the internet. We do this through lessons, assemblies and talks offered to our parents. We also encourage parents to talk to their children about behaving and remaining safe online. When children join St James’s in Reception they are required to sign an Online agreement form and our acceptable user policy.
We are committed to improving Online Safety within school but also at home as well. If you have any issues, concerns or questions please talk to a member of staff. We highly recommend that at home parents set up a web filtering on their home internet. The link below will offer you some guidance.
Vodafone launched two story books today to support e-safety week for children.
The books promote digital resilience, helping children to recognise online risks and understand how to seek help. The key message is that things might go wrong but they can be sorted out with help from people you trust – like a parent/or an older brother or sister.
As Paul Cording of Vodafone explains: “We’re always looking for new ways to engage younger children on the issue of online safety. By creating colourful cartoon characters like Sally and Tommy, we can explain some quite complicated safety, privacy and security issues in a fun and interesting way. Ahead of Safer Internet Day 2019, we’ve translated the books into various languages, including Portuguese, Greek and Czech.”
You can click through to them in the link below - Sally the Smartphone's Digital Disaster and Tommy the Tablet's Birthday Blunder
If you have to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP(Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting the page and clicking on the report button pictured below.
Think u know is a fabulous web resource with information and guidance for parents, carers and teachers. It also has tailored content for children and young people. Interactive activities, videos and animation make this site a very useful one to explore together with you children.
Kidsmart is an excellent website to explore to help with all aspects of online safety, including chat, gaming and safe search. One of the most useful aspects of the site is that it gives you clear help videos on how to set up internet controls, check privacy settings and enforce safe searching on your home computers.
The following guide has been recently published and is a guide to internet safety for non-techy parents who are concerned about how to keep their children safe online.