Online Safety and Upton Snodsbury CofE First School
‘E-Safety’ is a term used to describe how we keep children safe when they are using any kind of technology, including the Internet, mobile phones and computer games.
What we are doing in school:
As a school, we follow the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work which is a powerful comprehensive resource aligned to the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework. It exposes pupils to a wide variety of skills, experiences and poignant real-life scenarios which supports the notion of Cultural Capital, providing the foundations that lead to well-rounded global citizens.
All pupils begin with a unit on Online Safety, this is to ensure good practice has been embedded when using any type of digital device.
You can find a copy of our Computing curriculum below:
You can find more information about online safety at home here:
At Upton Snodsbury, we teach the children to be S.M.A.R.T when using the internet.
SAFE - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name to people who you don’t trust online.
MEETING - Meeting somebody you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers' permission and even then ONLY when they are present.
ACCEPTING - Accepting emails, instant messages or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
RELIABLE - Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.
TELL - Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.