For help and information about staying safe online for parents, guardians, carers and children, we encourage you to visit these helpful websites:
Please see the documents at the bottom of this page which explain how to implement parental controls on a number of popular devices. If your device is not listed, please do contact Mr Eustace via the school office and he will endeavour to add a guidance document for you.
Our E-Safety Curriculum
As part of Computing curriculum, we have access to online safety lessons which are taught to children from Year One onwards.
In Year One, children demonstrate an understanding of the importance of online safety using their own private usernames and passwords for Purple Mash. Further to this, they begin to understand the importance of keeping information, such as their usernames and passwords, private and actively demonstrate this in lessons. They are also able to take ownership of their work and save this in their own private area.
In Year Two, children start to share their work using the Display Board and begin to understand how things are shared electronically (Unit 2.2 Lesson 1). Furthermore, using 2Respond activities, the children develop an understanding of how to use email safely and responsibly (Unit 2.2 Lesson 2). They also know how to report inappropriate content to their teacher.
In Year Three, children learn to appraise the accuracy of the information on a website and make decisions on whether it is a trustworthy source of information (Unit 3.2 Lesson 2). Children recognise the PEGI ratings (https://pegi.info/) and can give examples of why content is rated and how this protects them (Lesson 3). Further to this, children can express the need to tell a trusted adult if they are upset by anything online; in lesson 3 their responses illustrate that they have taken this message on board.
In Year Four, most children can reflect upon positive and negative aspects of a digital footprint and can give examples of the care they would take when sharing online in relation to their and others’ digital footprint (Lesson 1). Also, children can give reasons for taking care when installing apps or software. They learn what malware is and the possible impact of computer viruses and can give recommendations for how best to ensure that they only install valid software as part of their top tips document in the second lesson.
In Year Five, children are developing a deeper understanding of the interaction of the positive benefits and negative risks of innovative technology. They take advantage of these technologies in their work but are mindful of protecting themselves and others from harm. Children demonstrate a clear understanding of what the SMART rules are and how they should be applied to using technology safely and respectfully.