Online Safety at home and at school
At St Joseph’s we work in partnership with pupils, staff, governors, parents and the wider community to ensure that everyone stays safe when using the Internet and other technologies.
Staff and governors receive training, parents and members of the Whitnash community are offered annual meetings and pupils are given at least one Online Safety lesson every half term as well as attending Online Safety assemblies and celebrating ‘Safer Internet Day’.
All pupils, staff and parents are asked to sign an ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’, which helps to strengthen this partnership. By signing an AUA, the person is agreeing to the Online Safety rules that we follow at school.
In addition, St Joseph's has it's very own Online Safety committee. It includes a pupil from each class, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Underhill are our on Online Safety coordinators. The pupils are voted in at the beginning of the new academic year and have a very important job in leading Online Safety at school.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Online Safety, please come into school and speak to our Headteacher, Mrs Wallace or Mrs Mitchell. We have a duty to investigate incidents of unsafe and unacceptable use of technologies whether these happen during school time or out of school.
Rules for Foundation Stage and Key Stage One
I only use the Internet and email with an adult.
I can click on the icons or links when I know they are safe.
If I see something I don’t like on the screen, I turn off the monitor and tell an adult.
I can send and open emails with an adult.
I always write polite and friendly messages.
Rules for Key Stage Two
I ask permission before using the Internet.
I tell an adult if I see anything I am uncomfortable with.
If I find a webpage that I am not sure about, I will turn off the monitor and tell an adult immediately.
I only send polite and friendly messages.
I only e-mail and message people an adult has approved.
I never give out personal information or passwords.
I never arrange to meet anyone I don’t know.
Letter sent home to Parents
Time out away from the computer
Sent to Mr Hussey/Ms Payne
Sent to Mrs Mitchell/Mrs Wallace
Inform appropriate authority, for example Warwickshire County Council or the Police