Online Safety at Churchfields

Online Safety is taught in all year groups throughout the year at our school. Every computing lesson contains an additional online safety element, with 5-10 minutes spent covering the online safety element. Online safety is split into six strands. Every year group covers all six strands in a year. Each strand contains different learning objectives in each year group, ensuring the children cover topics relevant to them and they progress in the depth of their understanding.

Autumn 1 - Digital Literacy
Autumn First Half Term

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy starts the year off for all children. In this half term topic, we learn how to be safe online, recalling the SMART rules. We also discuss online safety scenarios and decide how best to respond to different situations online. In Year 5 and 6, the children learn how to give advice to their friends.

Autumn 2 - Digital Privacy
Autumn Second Half Term

Digital Privacy

Digital Privacy focuses on how to keep our information safe online. The children learn how to choose appropriate usernames and strong passwords, why social media has age restrictions, which content they can and cannot share online, and their digital footprint.

Spring 1 - Digital Integrity
Spring First Half Term

Digital Integrity

Digital Integrity teaches the children how to recognise bias, opinions, facts and beliefs. They learn how our online and offline identities can be different. The children learn how to report anything that worries them, and how to react in various scenarios.

Spring 2 - Digital Citizenship
Spring Second Half Term

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship teaches the children how to be responsible users of the internet and world wide web. They learn how to be a good ‘digital citizen’ and be a role model to the peers. We talk about copyright and fair use, and how to model good online behaviour. The children also learn how to identify phishing and scam attempts.

Summer 1 - Digital Interaction
Summer First Half Term

Digital Interaction

Communication is a big part of being online, and in Digital Interaction the children learn how to communicate with others in an effective and safe manner. They learn how to create suitable avatars and usernames, how to identify the signs of cyberbullying, and how to support others who they suspect are being bullied online. Gaming is also a big part of being online, and so the children learn how to play games in a safe and supportive environment.

Summer 2 - Digital Health
Summer Second Half Term

Digital Health

The internet, and the world wide web, can be a wonderful resource, but we need to have a healthy approach to being online. The children learn how to limit screen time, how to develop effective bedtime routines, and how to use the internet in a positive and healthy manner.

Online Safety – Resources for Parents

Our school Online Safety policy. Find out how we support your child and make sure they remain safe when using the internet.

NSPCC logo

The NSPCC website contains useful information for parents about supporting your child. There are pages about setting parental controls on internet-enabled devices and how to talk to your child about the risks of going online.

Childnet International logo

Childnet’s website contains tips on what you need to know as a parent, the latest risks and how to seek help if you know someone at risk.

The Parent Zone website contains resources and advice to help keep your child safe online.

internet matters.org logo

The Internet Matters website provides lots of useful articles on online safety, as well as a detailed look at the issues that can affect children.

UK Safer Internet Centre logo

The parent section of this website contains tips, advice, guides and resources  to help keep your child safe online.

PEGI logo

PEGI is the official ratings system for computer games. Their website explains what they rate and how to understand each of their symbols.

Read Our Online Safety Policy

Internet Safety Guides

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

Online Safety – Resources for Children

Think U Know logo

A fun website with games, tips and advice to help you stay in control when you’re online!

Own it is BBC’s online safety platform for children, parents, carers and teachers.

UK Safer Internet Centre logo

The Safer Internet website for children between the ages of 3 and 11. Contains ebooks, videos and games.