Internet Safety is very important and we have a planned curriculum to help teach the issues of online safety and the mechanisms of how children can stay safe online in a progressive way. We also have an E Safety Committee, who, together with the E Safety Lead, Mrs Patterson, meet half termly with the E Safety Governor Chief Inspector Beckett to ensure E Safety stays high on our focus and agenda. The E Safety Committee also help lead the National E Safety Day event in February that our school regularly participates in, and is another way we continue to raise awareness and spread important messages.
Below are links to some important websites where you will find lots of information on keeping safe online.
In addition to these resources, there are important documents that parents can download at http://paceuk.info/
Our curriculum to help keep children safe in the digital world.
Students explore how the Internet offers an amazing way to collaborate with others worldwide, while staying safe through employing strategies such as distinguishing between inappropriate contact and positive connections. These foundational skills are just the beginning!
Privacy and Security
Students learn strategies for managing their online information and keeping it secure from online risks such as identity thieves and phishing. They learn how to create strong passwords, how to avoid scams and schemes, and how to analyse privacy policies.
Relationships and Communication
Students reflect on how they can use intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to build and strengthen positive online communication and communities. They delve into the concept of digital citizenship and digital ethics, and they reflect on their online interactions.
Students learn what to do if they are involved in a cyberbullying situation. They explore the roles people play and how individual actions – both negative and positive – can impact their friends and broader communities. Students are encouraged to take the active role of up stander and build positive, supportive online communities.
Digital footprint and reputation
Students learn to protect their own privacy and respect others’ privacy. Our digital world is permanent, and with each post, students are building a digital footprint. By encouraging students to self-reflect before they self-reveal, they will consider how what they share online can impact themselves and others.
Self-image and Identity
These lessons are designed to help students explore their own digital lives, focusing on their online versus their offline identity. Students learn the benefits and risks of presenting themselves through different personas and the effects on their sense of self, their reputation, and their relationships.
Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit.
Creative Credit and Copyright
Living in a “copy/paste” culture, students need to reflect on their responsibilities and rights as creators in the online spaces where they consume, create, and share information. From addressing plagiarism to piracy, students learn about copyright and fair use.
CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us here.
Search the web from within Swiggle and find great new web sites:
The Google Search Engine for Kids where Safe Search is always on.
The cybercafé within Gridclub is a safe online community where you can make choices without getting hurt. You can join in the fun at the cybercafé by playing the game.
If your school isn’t teaching the Internet Proficiency scheme through Gridclub, why not speak to your teachers about it and tell them how exciting it is!
Childnet gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.
McGruff is a Crime Dog – world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!
Be totally cool and show your friends how much you know about Internet safety by watching the video clips on here. There are also loads of activities and games that will test your knowledge!
The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you’ll go to the next question.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.
There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site!
Teachers have the chance to train from the professionals and then deliver suitable training in schools.
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