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Sneinton St Stephen's CofE Primary School


At Sneinton C of E, Online Safety is at the core of our Digital Curriculum.
We are passionate about supporting our children to become digital content creators and rather than digital consumers, and part of this mission is ensuring that our children are responsible digital citizens.


As part of our computing and PSHE curriculum, we regularly teach Online Safety lessons, which build upon a need to balance the advantages of using digital technology and our children’s awareness of the risks of hardware, apps and platforms.


Through our rich digital curriculum, we support our learners in understanding and actively applying key strategies to stay safe whilst using digital technology, as well as reinforcing essential strategies in getting support if needed. We use Project Evolve to support our planning and delivery, which breaks down online safety into eight key areas, which are covered in each year group at an age-appropriate level:


  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Privacy and Security
  • Online Relationships
  • Copyright and Ownership
  • Online Bullying
  • Managing Online Information
  • Self-image and Identity


Below is our digital curriculum progression for the online safety strand, which forms a key part of digital literacy:


  • Know who their trusted adults are. 
  • Know that it is ok to say no. 
  • Know what to do when they feel worried online.
  • Know that it is important to be kind online and offline.
  • Know and use healthy online habits.
  • Know how to take care when using devices.

Year 1

  • Know and understand the term private information.
  • Know who can help them with technology and understand how they help.

Year 2

  • Know that technology can help them and needs to be looked after respectfully.
  • Know different ways of keeping information private.
  • Know where to go for help with technology using contacts (people they know) and technology.

Year 3

  • Know their responsibility to be safe online.
  • Know respectful, acceptable/unacceptable behaviour with technology.

Year 4

  • Know where to report concerns with technology (content & contact) within apps and programmes they are using.
  • Know respectful, acceptable/unacceptable behaviour with technology.

Year 5

  • Know various reporting sites/ helplines.
  • Can access different ways of receiving help (linked to responsibility).
  • Know that not everyone uses technology safely.
  • Know the risks associated with acceptable /unacceptable behaviour.

Year 6

  • Know various reporting sites/ helplines and understand how they help us.
  • Know different ways of receiving help (linked to responsibility).
  • Know the risks associated with acceptable / unacceptable behaviour and the importance of staying safe online.


Children's Safe Search Engines

As part of our teaching we ensure that we use safe search engines that are suitable for children. Here are some examples of the different search engines that are available.
Please have a look and encourage your child to use these when browsing the Internet at home:


Google Safe Search - Information about Google's 'safe search'

Safe Search Kids - Google's safe search engine for kids

Common Sense Media - Common sense media search engine advice

Ask Kids - Safe search engine for kids


If you have a concern regarding internet, device or digital safety, please contact
Mrs Walker (Digital Lead) or Mr Lowe (Senior DSL).

If you would like support with e-safety at home, parental controls and advice about app safety, we would recommend the following sites:

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