At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed, in partnership with our families, to the safeguarding and protection of all pupils when using the internet and online platforms, devices, websites and apps. Where school has a safeguarding concern, about a pupil’s online activity, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will liaise with parents/carers, and will seek support from outside relevant agencies, where necessary.
Online Safety Support for Parents – COVID 19
Online Safety Websites
Swiggle – https://swiggle.org.uk
For younger pupils, Swiggle is a safer search engine that uses a filtered version of google.
Internet Matters – https://www.internetmatters.org/
Internet Matters is a charity website that has been set up to give parents and carersinformation to keep children safe in an online world. Internet Matters has much information regarding how to set up filtering using your service provider as well as with mobile devices.
Safer Internet – https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
Safer Internet has a large amount of resources for keeping safe whilst online.
London Grid for Learning – https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/
This site provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.
NSPCC Net-Aware – https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Information provided by the NSPCC covers all aspects of online activity and access.
Parent Info from CEOP and Parent Zone – https://parentinfo.org/
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
Think U Know – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Think-U-Know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Reporting Content or Issues
If you do find harmful content on the internet, or find that your children have accessed inappropriate material, or are being bullied online there are a number of sites that should be used to report these :
Microsoft, Google and Apple all support family sharing; this is where different accounts can be shared and controlled (for example Microsoft allow blocking xBox access during certain times of the day).
Microsoft Family Sharing – https://account.microsoft.com/family/about
Google Family – https://families.google.com/families
Apple Family Sharing – https://www.apple.com/family-sharing/
Useful E-Safeguarding Documents for Parents:
Gaming Guides for Parents:
‘Digital Parenting’ Magazine
Each year, St Joseph’s provides our families with a copy of Vodafone’s ‘Digital Parenting’ Magazine.
For an electronic version of the latest issue, click on this link: Digital Parenting Magazine
The annual guide has been created to help keep children safe online, in partnership with schools, youth and family support organisations, as well as parents.
Please visit the website for more details: http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html
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