Online and Digital Safety

Digital Safety is a principal component of our Be Safe, Be Kind approach. John Colet School works with staff, students and parents/carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of IT and follows agreed policies to minimise potential online safety risks. Our vision is that all students are digitally literate and ready to safely embrace the opportunities new technologies have to offer.

We discuss, monitor and review our Online Safety Policy, advice and guidelines on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies. We support staff in the use of IT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of online safety across the whole school curriculum.

We ensure that students are aware of the potential online safety risks associated with the use of IT and mobile technologies, and that students feel able and confident to report incidents and abide by the school’s Online Safety Policy and ICT Acceptable Use Policy.

We also provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good, safe online behaviour. The links below contain a wealth of information and guidance in the interests of keeping everyone aware and safe when online.

Sexting - A Guide for Parents

Facebook Checklist

Instagram Checklist

Internet Matters - Tips for keeping children safe while online gaming

Netflix Checklist

Roblox Checklist

Snapchat Checklist

TikTok Checklist

Twitter Checklist



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