Online Safety

Statement of Intent

The education of pupils in Online Safety, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Literacy is an essential part of our online safety provision. We prepare pupils with the skills to access lifelong learning, whilst developing their awareness to the potential risks. We aim to empower and educate pupils in their use of technology to equip them to be responsible digital citizens, who remain both safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies, inside and beyond the context of the classroom. 

Implementation

Online Safety, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Literacy is covered across the curriculum and opportunities are maximised to address these areas of learning. To ensure thorough understanding of our pupils, we learn about these areas in discrete sessions at the beginning of each half term.

The schemes of work which we use to ensure progression of knowledge include: Google Internet Legends for Years 3,4,5 and 6.  In Reception, Y1 and Y2, Purple Mash is used with a clear progression of objectives. 

Digital Wellbeing

We understand the importance of developing pupils’ wellbeing around the use of technology. Our sessions on Digital Wellbeing are taken from two main schemes of learning. In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, we use Google Digital Wellbeing and in Reception, Y1 and Y2, we use Purple Mash. These schemes of learning are effective in ensuring clear progression across our school to equip pupils knowledge and understanding around Digital Wellbeing. Key areas within these schemes of learning are also regularly revisited and information is retrieved to deepen understanding. 

Online Safety Notices

Online Safety

Online Safety

National Online Safety have created a document on ‘10 Top Tips for Respect Online: A Digital World For Everyone’ Respect Online  

Internet Matters – Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Internet Matters – Keeping Your Children Safe Online

We are having a number of problems reported to us around children's behaviour online - Whatsapp, being a particular problem. We have been pointed to some useful resources that might support parents with management of online activity. These are at:...

Y3 Internet Safety

Y3 Internet Safety

It's important to know how to create a safe password online. Y3 have been learning all about this.They spent a morning learning the importance of strong passwords on our devices and the internet. The children then applied their knowledge to Interland's Tower of...

Online Safety Gallery

Google Internaut Legends

Online Safety Documents & Resources

Useful Links

Be Internet Legends
Free Digital Fairytales Books

These books explore themes of internet bullying, managing screen time and being mindful of internet predators in fun and engaging stories.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/digital-fairytales

More Useful Links

Guide To Apps
Think You Know

There is a section on this site for Parents & Carers on Online Safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Childnet Resources

Websites for further information