Caring for Others ✝ Achieving Excellence
We live in a world that is characterised by abundant information, advanced technology. Digital technology will play an integral role in enabling us to implement our vision for learning.
Alongside the benefits of access to technology, come increased risks to children. Lack of guidance and learning in online-safety can mean children are unaware of the unintended consequences of their on-line behaviour or actions. It highlights the need to educate pupils and the school community about the benefits and risks of using Internet technologies and electronic communications, and provide safeguards and awareness for users, to enable them to control their online experience.
Our vision is to make the children at St John the Evangelist CE VA Primary School as safe and productive in the on-line world, both in school and outside of school, as they are in the real world.
Protecting pupils means providing a safe learning environment by using appropriate monitoring and filtering to control what children can access while at school. But, this only protects them while they are on school premises. Education around e-safety is the only way to ensure that, wherever they are, they know how to stay safe online.
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. Equally it is important to empower adults, particularly parents, with the right information so that they can identify risky behaviour, or mitigate the possibility of risk.
Responding to issues is both about ensuring pupils know what to do if anything happens to put their online safety at risk, and taking direct and immediate action as a school where incidents occur.
Click here to view: Online safety Policy
Click here to view: Staff and volunteer user agreement
We are St John’s Digital Leaders and we are responsible for looking after the schools technology, this can include a range of actions, such as: Looking after the laptops, checking they are plugged in properly and that an up-to-date timetable supports teachers; running lunch time computing clubs, which will introduce children to new purple mash programmes and important e-safety messages; helping teachers in assemblies, by using the laptop and whiteboard; and finally by encouraging and modelling to the whole community how to stay safe online.
We are a kind, friendly and approachable group of children so please do not be afraid to ask for help or advice.
Parent E-Safety Guides
Our Online-Safety lead has produced a number of guides for parents which can be downloaded below.
Childnet International - http://www.childnet.com/resources
Childline - http://www.childline.org.uk
Think U Know (links to CEOP) - www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - www.ceop.gov.uk
CBBC Stay Safe - www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
Web Cam fact sheet - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Documents/Webcam%20fact%20sheet%202.pdf
Grid Club and the Cyber Cafe - http://www.gridclub.com
Internet Matters - https://www.internetmatters.org/start-school-safe-online/
Reporting Online-Safety Concerns
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre has an online reporting tool.
360 Degree Safe Award
In July 2019, St John the Evangelist CE VA Primary School was award the 360 degree safe award.