E-Safety- A Parents' Guide

In the lead up to Christmas some parents will be purchasing many digital and web enabled devices. It is essential that parents are aware of the full potential of the device, many of which can be used as an educational tool, and also to be aware of the risks that may arise. The following web link provides some very useful information : A Parents' Guide to Technology.

"E-safety isn't about scaring people or wrapping children in cotton wool; it is ensuring that everybody is aware of the risks in order to enjoy digital technology whilst at the same time knowing what to do if something goes wrong." E-Safety Adviser, Alan Mackenzie.

As some of you may be aware, the school has recently purchased some iPads for staff and students to use as an educational tool. ICT has always played a major role in enhancing lessons with media rich content. The impact of the iPad scheme has been immense and it is something that we are looking to expand in the future. 

Most staff at St John's have completed a training session on E-Safety devlivered by Simon Finch, an expert on Esafety in the Education Sector. Students complete work on easfety within their ICT lessons and in pastoral. In addition, there will be future sessions provided for parents on the use of technology to support learning and e-safety. 

In the meantime, if you would like a any further information please feel free to contact Mr McIntyre, ICT Subject Learning Coordinator.