E-Safety Newsletters

 

E-Safety

Here at St Joseph’s we take e-safety very seriously. E-safety means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others. The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s, so it is very important that we teach them how to navigate the internet as safely as possible.

For more information, please see individual policies.

Using technology with your child should be fun, interesting and simple. Don't forget most technology was invented to make life simpler.

Use CEOP's simple guide to using technology at home.

  • Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
  • Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for child from five all the way to 16.
  • Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
  • Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.
  • Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.
  • Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.
  • Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied.
  • Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. Find your service provider and learn how to set your controls.

2023-2024 Newsletters

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Online Safety Newsletter July 2024.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter June 2024.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter May 2024.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter April 2024.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2024_St Josephs Sale_05-01-2024 1.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary December 2023.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary November 2023_St Josephs Sale.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary October 2023_St Josephs Sale_29-09-2023.pdf .pdf
Online-Safety-Newsletter-Primary-September-2023_STJ_PDF_.pdf .pdf
Admissions Policy 2025-2026.pdf .pdf
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E Safety Newsletters 2022-23

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Online Safety Newsletter Primary July 2023_St Josephs Sale_30-06-2023.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary June 2023.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary May 2023_.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary April 2023_St Josephs Sale_30-03-2023.docx .docx
Online Safety Newsletter Primary March 2023_St Josephs Sale.pdf .pdf
February E-safety Newsletter 2023.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2023.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary December 2022_St Josephs Sale_30-11-2022.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary November 2022.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter October 2022.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter Primary September 2022.pdf .pdf

E-Safety Newsletter Archive 2021-22

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Online Safety Newsletter July 2022.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter - June.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter May 2022.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter - April.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter - March.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter - February.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter - January.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter - December 21.pdf .pdf
online safety newsletter November 2021.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter -October 21.pdf .pdf
Online Safety Newsletter -September 21.pdf .pdf