Keeping Children Safe Online
Today's pupils are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. 
As a school, we want to equip our pupils with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world. 
The Department for Education document, 'Teaching online safety in schools' provides comprehensive guidance for schools on how to teach pupils to stay safe online, within new and existing school subjects. 
As a school, we use the 'Education for a Connected World' 2020 framework which describes the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives. It highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it.
The document supports one of the key aims of the government's Internet Safety Strategy of supporting children to stay safe and make a positive contribution online, as well as enabling teachers to develop effective strategies for understanding and handling online risks. 
The 'Education for a Connected World Framework 2020 Edition can be accessed on the link below. 
You can also find listed below a range of helpful websites for up to date information and advice on keeping children and young people safe on the internet.