E-SAFETY AND ONLINE LEARNING
Online learning forms an integral part of our curriculum work here at St John's. Our learning platform is provided by SeeSaw, and teachers will only set work through the See Saw app; any links they ask the children to follow will be thoroughly checked to make sure they are safe; any videos that are posted will have been made by the teachers themselves or will have been reviewed to make sure they are appropriate.
We teach children about the importance of keeping safe online as part of our Computing curriculum. Children with access to the internet at home should understand that as well as providing a great resource for all of us, the internet can be a very dangerous place, particularly for young, impressionable children.
The iPads we provide to children are a great learning resource BUT also give them access to the internet. Whilst they are in school, we have robust systems to prevent children from accessing inapprpriate material. When children take their iPads home, we must rely on parents/carers to keep children safe online.
As parents/carers, your influence in helping your children to understand the dangers, as well as the opportunities the internet can bring, is huge. It is vital that you feel confident in ensuring your children’s safe use of the internet and social networking sites, and so we have listed below a wide range of websites that provide support and guidance on keeping children safe online, and at the bottom of this page you will find easy-to-understand guides to some potential online dangers.
Advice on keeping your child safe online:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ceop (helpful videos for parents)