Develop a progressive online safety curriculum
The most effective approach to online safety is to treat it as a whole school community issue, with educational messages embedded across Computing/ICT, PSHE, SRE and citizenship, as well as touching on online safety issues across the curriculum whenever and wherever children are using technology.
Developing your school’s Digital Literacy Curriculum
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) has produced a fantastic resource – ProjectEVOLVE which allows teachers to access free materials designed to empower pupils to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. You can browse the resource by Key Stage or Year Group, and find cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.
Childnet’s resource bank can also be sorted by Key Stage and topic.
Online safety in the Computing curriculum in England
The Computing curriculum provides a fantastic opportunity to develop your school’s approach to online safety.
Online safety is included in the Programmes of Study for all Key Stages to help ensure that young people are “responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.”
Online safety in PSHE and SRE
PSHE and SRE provide great opportunities for approaching a range of key online safety issues such as cyberbullying, safe social networking, healthy digital behaviours, pornography, sexting, privacy and online reputation.
Be in the know
You’ll get knowledge, skills and tools to make the internet safer
for young people at your care. Each sent once per month.