In Johnstown Primary School our staff take every opportunity available to emphasise the seriousness of e-safety and to encourage our pupils to evaluate their internet experiences, so that they have the capacity to make independent decisions about their online saftey. We pride ourselves in educating our students in the appropriate and safe use of new technology. We have staff that are able to deliver ICT skills across the curriculum as well as increase the pupils' awareness of issues relating to online safety. All of our pupils follow "Think then Click" rules when using the internet and abide by Johnstown's E-saftey promise.
Please click here to download our "Think then Click" E-safety rules so that they can be reinforced at home.
Why Internet use is important
- The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school has a duty to provide students with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience.
- Internet use is a part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary tool for staff and pupils.
Internet use will enhance learning
- The school Internet access will be designed expressly for pupil use and will include filtering appropriate to the age of pupils.
- Pupils will be taught what Internet use is acceptable and what is not and given clear objectives for Internet use.
- Pupils will be educated in the effective use of the Internet in research, including the skills of knowledge location, retrieval and evaluation.
- Pupils will be advised never to give out personal details of any kind that may identify them or their location. The Police Liaison Officer will come to school once annually to highlight the dangers of being too open with personal detail.
- Pupils and parents will be advised that the use of social network spaces outside school is inappropriate for primary aged pupils, as many such sites have age restrictions. (13 years old for Facebook and Bebo)
Please take the opportunity to also visit the 'Learning Links' section of our website, where we have created a page of useful E-safety links to external websites.
Always remember to THINK THEN CLICK!