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:
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).
Helping your child stay safe online
If you would like support with e-safety at home, parental controls and advice about app safety, we would recommend the following sites: