National Online Safety (NOS)

Screen Addiction

It can be challenging for parents and carers to know whether children are spending too much time on their devices. Furthermore, it’s even more of a challenge to know whether a child is addicted to the internet and social media. As technology is becoming more pervasive, children and young people are experiencing tech – related dependencies. Do we as parents and carers have the knowledge to identify and support children and young people who may be developing an addiction to their devices?



Instagram is a photo sharing app that allows users to share images and videos with the world. The app has a live streaming feature and additional add-ons, such as ‘Boomerang’, ‘Hyperlapse’ and ‘Layout’, which can be used to enhance their feed. Users can choose to add filters and make adjustments to their photos, such as brightness/ contrast. To make their content more ‘searchable’, users can include hashtags in their uploads to make them easier to find.

Instagram Guide

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is a global initiative that encourages safe internet use as well as highlighting online safety issues.
It is an annual event that takes place at the beginning of February. This year it is on Tuesday 7 February and the theme is “Be the change: Unite for a better internet.”

Film For Parents & Carers

Safer Internet Day 2017 – Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers

Safer Internet Day 2017 – Factsheet for Parents and Carers

Safer Internet Day 2017 – Presentation Script for Parents and Carers

Student Resources

Think You Know
Think u know from CEOP contains a wealth of internet safety resources, specifically the original ‘Think u know’ presentation as well as ‘exposed’ and ‘first to a million’

Cyber Streetwise
Be Cyber Streetwise is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors. The campaign is led by the Home Office, working closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.

Parent Resources

Know it All for Parents
A unique and award winning interactive guide produced by Childnet International designed to really help parents or carers keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.

Parents Guide to Technology
The guide from the UK Safer Internet Centre answers frequently asked questions and introduces some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Keep Them Safe
The package quickly gives you the knowledge and information to be confident recognising and tackling this abuse. The tool is interactive and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, but can be completed and reviewed at your own pace. – See more at: http://www.paceuk.info/the-problem/keep-them-safe/#sthash.ktqw0nxb.dpuf

Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world

Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on the 7th February with the theme Play your part for a better internet!

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.


St John Fisher Catholic High School are committed to protecting our students when using our computer systems and online resources at school. We have sophisticated filtering systems which allows our students to browse safely through the web.

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Red Box Project

St John Fisher has received its red box as part of the Red Box Project. The school has teamed up with The Brick, which works in Wigan to help all aspects of the community. The Red Box Project tackles period poverty and is for any young person who may need [...]