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Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Saint Joseph’s . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our online safety policy. Online safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Online Safety Resources:

AUP – Parent Agreement

AUP – Pupil Agreement KS1

AUP – Pupil Agreement KS2

KS1 Online Safety Poster

KS2 Online Safety Poster

KS2 – CEOP – Online Safety video

KS1 – CEOP – Online Safety video

Advice for parents:

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. The best way to help your child to stay safe when using the internet and new technologies is to talk to them and make sure they understand some simple rules. Click below to find the rules:

Internet usage – general advice 1

Internet usage -general advice 2

Family internet usage agreement

Keeping under fives safe online

Internet usage- advice Spanish

Online gaming-advice

ooVoo guide for parents

Social networks – advice

Whatsapp guide for parents

YouTube guide for parents

Helpful Websites

CEOP CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

When should I report to CEOP? We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.


How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider

Here you can find out how you can help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed online on computers in your home.



Know IT All for Parents

Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It’s designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.