The education of pupils in online safety is an essential part of the school’s online safety provision. Children and young people need the help and support of the school to recognise and avoid online safety risks and build their resilience. Online safety is a focus in all areas of the curriculum and staff reinforce online safety messages across the curriculum. The online safety curriculum is broad, relevant and provides progression, with opportunities for creative activities and will be provided in the following ways:
- A planned online safety curriculum is provided as part of Computing lessons and is regularly revisited at the start of each half term
- Pupils are taught in all lessons to be critically aware of the materials / content they access on-line and be guided to validate the accuracy of information.
- Pupils are helped to understand the need for the pupil E-Safety Charter and encouraged to adopt safe and responsible use both within and outside school.
- Pupils are reminded about the importance of the E-Safety Charter every time they log in to a school computer
- Staff act as good role models in their use of digital technologies the internet and mobile devices
- Use of comprehensive school filtering and monitoring software with any raised issues followed up promptly by the e-safety co-ordinator
We seek to provide information and awareness to parents and carers through:
- Curriculum activities
- The school web site
- Parents / Carers evenings / sessions
- High profile events / campaigns e.g. Safer Internet Day