Online Safety

‘All children have a right to be safe and protected from harm.’ (UNICEF CRC Article 19).

Digital Technology in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults.  The computing curriculum in England aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information communication technology creatively, purposefully and safely. 

ONLINE SAFETY IN THE COMPUTING CURRICULUM

KS1

KS2

Pupils should be taught to:

Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on internet or other online technologies.

 

Pupils should be taught to:

Use technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating content.

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

 

Although the internet is an exciting place, overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, they are not consistently policed. All users, therefore, need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies.  Being a rights respecting school, we at Sunnyfields believe that online technology plays an important role and so providing children with a broad and balanced online safety education is vital to ensuring that pupils are aware of the benefits and risks of online content.  We teach online safety through a scheme of lessons (see below for a more detailed overview), assemblies and outside agency workshop eg UNICEF Right Click workshops, ESafety day etc. 

Online safety curriculum overview

BLOCKS

FS/Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

BLOCK 1

Going Places Safely

Staying Safe Online

Powerful Passwords

Rings Of Responsibility

Strong Passwords

Talking Safely Online

BLOCK 2

Abc Searching

Follow The Digital Trail

My Online Community

Private And
Personal Information

Digital Citizenship Pledge

Super Digital Citizen

BLOCK 3

Keep It Private

Screen Out The Mean

Things For Sale

The Power Of Words

You've Won A Prize!

Privacy Rules

BLOCK 4

My Creative Work

Using Keywords

Show Respect Online

The Key To Keywords

How To Cite A Site

What's Cyberbullying?

BLOCK 5

Sending Email

Sites I Like

Writing Good Emails

Whose Is It, Anyway?

Picture Perfect

Selling Stereotypes

The school also has an online safety policy which holds detailed information about how we ensure our children remain safe in their use of technology and has been agreed by staff, children and governors. It can be read or downloaded here.

If you would like to report an eSafety incident please complete this form and return it to school:

 word format     pdf format         

The websites and parental information below provide effective guidance on how to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. 

Websites

Information

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

This website is supported by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and demonstrates some of the risks children face online, including grooming and provides information on how to protect your child.

www.childnet.com

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to ‘help make the internet a great and safe place for children’. The site includes lots of fun activities for primary children, teaching them to be safe online.

p://www.childnet.com/resources/kia/

Know It All is Childnet’s award winning suite of educational resources to support teachers, parents and children. Their advice for parents includes information on social networking, cyber bullying, filtering the network, parental controls and some really useful family resources.

www.ceop.police.co.uk

A website where you can report abuse or grooming to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

https://www.internetmatters.org/

An informative website for parents to help keep their children safe online.

https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/

A great resource for information on grooming, radicalisation, cyber bullying and social networking risks. It is packed with advice, tips and techniques to stay safe whilst browsing online.

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

This website has excellent videos, games and top tips to help young people stay safe online.

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

This website gives you information on helping you stay safe online.

Online Safety Support for Parents at Sunnyfields

The e-safety presentation for parents on 18th May was very well attended and we received several requests for a copy of the powerpoint used by Luke from Education Child Protection Limited. You can view the presentation in this pdf document

We also have online surveys that we ask parents and children to complete. This enables us to gauge which areas best to focus on to support families. They can be found at the following links:

Survey for Parents

Survey for Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Survey for Children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

 

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We sent the following message to parents on 29th June 2017:

We would like to share the following information with you and hope that you will find it helpful in your efforts to protect your children online.
Last week SnapChat, used regularly by many children and young people, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts.
This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are. There are three possible privacy settings:
° Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;
° My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
° Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you
ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. Well worth a read to share with anyone you know who uses the app.

Although I know many safeguarding staff don't use these apps on a regular basis, if we are to protect children, we need to have at least a working knowledge of the risks and uses of such apps.
Further reading: Introducing SnapMaps (ChildNet)

Kind regards,

Mrs Coutinho at Sunnyfields

Working together to show everyone how to be safe!