eSafety at St John's

As it is extremely important to us to keep our pupils safe online, we promote and teach e-Safety both discreetly and explicitly in the wider curriculum as well as during computing lessons. We also release a monthly eSafety newsletter for parents which can be found on our news pages.


We know the importance of being open and honest about how devices are being used by children so we aim to build a culture of openness and common understanding.

We start every computing lesson with a discussion task centred around a scenario and our SMART eSafety message (see below). Children share their responses and similar experiences whilst deciding the best course of action, providing a hugely beneficial opportunity to keep up to date with the latest trends within classes and year groups and to teach good practice at an age-appropriate level.

We also have specific eSafety lessons within our curriculum in Computing (as well as some PSHE lesson content) which cover tricky topics such as information reliability, copyright, consent and plenty more besides.


 Useful links

To read up a little more about what you should be talking about with your child, we would encourage you to explore the sites below for further resources: 


The National Crime Agency website has lots of child/parent friendly advice, games, videos to ensure you have up to date knowledge of how to keep your child safe online. The videos and home activities here are particularly helpful for parents and guardians.


Click on this link for advice on reporting child online safety concerns. The button below is on most interactive websites, where people can communicate with each other, as well as on the footer of this website. If you feel that you or your child has been subjected to online abuse, click this button to report it directly to the National Crime Agency. Please see the link above for further information.


Setting parental controls on devices your child uses to access the internet is one of the best ways to keep them safe online. Please click the link for a full guidance on setting these.

Internet Matters

Set up with a number of online and tech partners, Internet Matters has a range of fantastic resources for parents that cover a great range of topics. There are some simple and handy guides for different age ranges here:

Their news blog is another really handy area with advice on the latest developments in the eSafety world.

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent and CEOP, a command of the National Crime Agency.  

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.   It gives advice on health and wellbeing, sex & relationship, family life and Special Needs.

Parent Zone


UK Safer Internet Centre - excellent guides and tips for parents and guardians

NSPCC Online Safety - a helpful source of advice and information.

Common Sense Media - a handy site to give a quick overview of games, websites and apps from a parental point of view.