To enhance our online safety provision, St Joseph's will be issuing monthly e-safety newsletters to provide parents with the most current issues surrounding online safety which will ultimately keep our children safe. Please check back regularly to see the most recent e-safety newsletters.
Parent Assembly presentation and Parental Controls Booklet
Please read these useful documents below to help you with:
- setting controls for various apps, devices and media platforms at home and
- gaining more knowledge about children's online world with some general online content that again is really informative.
To access the Powerpoint, please use the password, Parents2022
Safer Internet Day – February 7th 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 took place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme:
‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
At St. Joseph’s, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
That is why we are asking everyone to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together. In school, we are hoping to answer the following questions:
- What issues really matter to children and young people?
- What changes do they want to see?
- How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
With your help, Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.
Here are a few tips
1. Parental controls - you should use parental controls which will help to keep your children safe when they are using the internet at home – these are accessible via your internet provider and usually fairly easy to install.
2. Talk to your child about their online world, what games are they using, make sure these are age appropriate, have you viewed them, is this what you think is suitable for your child? What chat rooms are they accessing, remind them that the person they are talking with is not necessarily who they say they are. What limits can you put on this? What does your child access on their phone, do you know much about these links and groups? Find out if you don’t and then decide if you think they are ok for your child.
3. Raise any concerns you have with the Online Safety Champion at your school (Mr Curran) or you can access advice online. Serious concerns of grooming or criminal activity should always be reported to the police. The Safe Schools and Communities Team are very helpful with advising on online safety issues SSCT@Dorset.PNN.Police.uk
Details and resources linked to Safer Internet Day can be found below: