Below you will find information of upcoming events and useful links relating to E-Safety as well as some tips to help you keep up to date with the digital era.
This year we are piloting the use of the BOOST online safety toolkit which will allow students to report abuse through the anonymous Whisper button or via SMS by texting STJ3 + their message to 078600 21584.
If you need any further information contact either the ICT Coordinator- Ms D Dolan or the Pastoral Manager – Mrs A McGleenan
- Safer Internet Day 2016– 9th February 2016
- Instagram Safety Checklist
- Facebook Settings Checklist
- Snapchat Checklist
- Twitter Checklist
- Guidelines on AskFM
Follow these tips for greater social media privacy:
Facebook – remove unwanted tags from multiple photos
- Go to your activity log
- Click ‘Photos’ in the left column
- Select the photos from which you’d like to remove a tag; click ‘Report/remove tags’
- Click ‘Untag photos’
- Removed tags will no long appear on the post or photo will still be visable to the audience it’s shared with.
Twitter – Protect tweets so that only your followers can see them
- Go to your account’s ‘Secruity and privacy’ settings
- Scroll down to the ‘Tweet privacy’ section and check the box next to ‘Protect my tweets’
- Click the blue ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to enter your password to confirm the changes.
Instagram – Set photos to private so only your followers can see them
- Tap ‘Edit your profile’ next to your profile picture
- Turn on the ‘Posts are private’ setting and then tap ‘Done’
- If you have an android phone, tap the check mark instead to save your changes.
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents (Advice on how to report abuse)
- General Parental Advice
- Vodafone How To Guides
- Vodafone Parents Guide to Technology
- Parents Guide to Facebook
- Childnet: Know IT all for Parents
- Google Safe Search
- How to set up Parental Controls on UK ISPs (i.e. BT)
- Parental Guide to Technology
Addressing Bullying in Schools
The Minister for Education, John O’Dowd MLA has launched a consultation on addressing bullying in schools. This consultation runs from 5 January to 27 February 2015 and we would ask if parents can complete the young adult questionnaire to provide their views on the policy proposals.
The consultation and questionnaires can be found by clicking on the following link: