At St Joseph’s, our designated Child Protection staff are:
As technology continues to provide greater opportunities in learning it is essential that children are aware of e-safety. At St Joseph’s, we aim to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to use technology appropriately and responsibly, with an awareness of the risks both inside and outside the school environment.
With better ICT capability, children can maximise the benefits technology can offer, supporting and extending knowledge and understanding, and widening opportunities for independence and creativity.
Many adults can find it difficult to advise their children
on how to stay safe on the Internet and when using mobile phones. Chat rooms, Facebook and MSN are all attractive and familiar to young people, but they often lack the maturity to recognise that feeling safe is not the same as being safe.
To make the most of e-learning, we encourage everyone to follow the SMART rules, which are recommended by Childline International and KIDSmart. A range of helpful videos can be found on InternetMatters.org.
We designed our own e-safety team to help keep us safe online.
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The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 obliges schools and other authorities to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism or extremism.
It important that these risks and dangers are considered for every child, right across the country. This includes those places that have not traditionally seen themselves as being at risk, such as in a primary school like ours.
We recognise this fact and ensure that children are safe from online terrorist and extremist material in school, via appropriate levels of filtering. We check the suitability of visiting speakers and make sure that our staff are equipped to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, as well as to challenge extremist ideas. They know how to refer children for further help.
Everyone has a responsibility to take action to report any concerning content online including our parents, staff, governors and children.
What To Do If You Are Concerned