Internet Safety

As children become increasing immersed in the digit world, we believe that children need to learn, from a young age, how to keep themselves safe online. This very important subject is covered in PSHE lessons during the course of the year as well as in Computing lessons. These are the main key areas that we discuss with children.  

  • Never give out any personal information such as your full name, address, phone number or school name. 
  • Only use a computer when an adult is nearby. 
  • Tell your parents or your teacher right away if you come across anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or upsets you. 
  • Never send pictures of yourself to a person that you do not know or have not met. 
  • Never arrange to meet someone whom you have met through the internet even if you know them well or they seem really nice. 
  • Never give out your passwords to anyone, even your best friends 
  • Do not fill out forms online without asking permission from your parents or your teacher. 
  • Check with your parents or a teacher prior to downloading anything as it could cause damage to your computer. 
We also discuss who they can speak to if you are worried:
  • A parent
  • A friend 
  • A teacher 
  • A trusted adult 
Our goal here at St John's is to equip every child with the tools to live a safe and successful life plugged in to the internet.

Please visit the links below for further information regarding E-safety
  • This is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website CEOP. Here you will be able to get more information about internet safety, including cyberbullying, hacking and viruses. You are able to talk to trained advisers and report anything that you are worried about. 

  • Think U know!  gives great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet
http://www.childnet.com Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.

https://www.internetmatters.org/ Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.


The NSPCC have launched a new video called 'Share Aware,' which helps children understand the importance of not sharing personal information whilst online. The video can be found by clicking on the following; https://youtu.be/lGIEKGJRWEo  Additionally, there is another website which is a really useful guide to the social networks your children may be using  https://www.net-aware.org.uk/


Attached is a link to a website where there is lots of useful information sheets for parents about different games, apps etc that your child might be playing and how to help keep them safe whilst online.