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Online Safety

Digital technology is changing the lives of everyone.

At St. John's C of E, we believe that technology has a critical role in equipping students for life in the 21st century and that it can have a positive impact on teaching and learning.  To use these technologies effectively requires an awareness of the benefits and risks, the development of new skills, and an understanding of their appropriate and effective use both in and outside of the classroom, this includes understanding the dangers of the internet.

Through teaching computing, we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a non-discriminating and effective way. But more importantly, acquire the skills to know about how to stay safe when online.

If you have any concerns in this area please contact Miss Donnelly our designated Safeguarding Lead via the school office.


Online Safety in the Curriculum

Online Safety Curriculum(1)

Policies and Agreements

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Online Safety Guides: Media and Gaming

Internet safety is becoming increasingly important with younger people now using the internet and mobile Apps. Below are some guides for popular games and social media Apps that parents and carers may find useful highlighting some of things they should beware of.


Minimum Age Restrictions

Children may have access to various different media Apps including TitTok, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and many more. 

Many Apps require individuals to at least 13 years old to sign up for an account as a response to data-protection legislation.

Below is a guideline to the legal age in which children need to be in order to access certain Apps. 

13 Years old and upwards:

Apps Minimum Age 13(1)Apps age restrictions

Online Safety Guides (Gaming)

The documents below provide information about what the game is, the risks and how we can help our children stay safe if they are playing them. 


Online Safety Guides (Media)

The documents below provide some useful information to equipt parents and carers with the information needed to keep children safe online. 


Internet Safety Documents

Watch this space for: Newsletters, Parent Workshops and Online safety Letters

Hot topics will include:

  • Apps awareness information 
  • Fake News
  • Inappropriate content 
  • Grooming 
  • Sexting 
  • Identity theft 
  • Cyberbullying 
  • Self-harm 
  • Radicalisation
  • Online reputation 

Useful External Websites

The following content will be helpful to share with parents and carers. They may contain helpful preventative resources, useful guides and leaflets for families as well as advice for dealing with specific issues and concerns.

Parental Controls

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