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E-Safety Scheme of Work

Children and young people today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities, and yet they face many potential pitfalls.  Meanwhile, schools are dealing with the associated ramifications – for example, cyberbullying, digital cheating, desensitisation and the lack of understanding of permanency and replication. These safety and security concerns underscore the need for children and young people to learn -- and for teachers to teach -- digital literacy and citizenship skills and for schools to support their pupils to act responsibly and to use the internet in a better way.

SWGfL have produced schemes of learning for all year groups. These are based on Common Sense Media’s FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, which empowers learners to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. These 21st-century skills are essential for children and young people to harness the full potential of technology for learning. As a result of this, Oasis Academy Ryelands have chosen to follow their scheme of work.

These schemes of learning:

  • offer a comprehensive yet balanced approach in addressing safety and security concerns, including ethics and behaviour issues, as well as digital literacy skills
  • provide child-centred, media-rich lesson materials that emphasize skill building, critical thinking, ethical discussion, media creation, and decision making
  • address the whole community by providing materials to educate parents and families about digital citizenship
  • provide additional resources and links and suggestions for curriculum opportunities

E-Safety Learning Objective by Year

Cross-Curricular Categories

Foundation Stage and Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

E-Safety Guidance and Tips for Parents/Carers

Below is some e-Safety guidance and information for you as parents and for your children:

  • Did you know that you need to be at least 13 years old to create a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Kik, ooVoo, You Tube or Snapchat account? It is 16 years old for a WhatsApp account and 17 years old for Vine, Tinder and Yik.
  • The internet is a public place. You never know who might see what you are doing, so think carefully about what you post. Before you post a comment, image or video, think about its content. What may be funny to you and your friends might be upsetting or offensive to other. While you can delete photos, post, text messages and statuses they may still be visible somewhere … online content lasts forever!
    • Set profiles to ‘private’ and limit what others can see about you online.

      More e-Safety information can be found on the Webwise website (www.bbc.co.uk/webwise) has some useful information for young people about staying safe online and CEOP’s website (www.thinkuknow.co.uk) and The UK Safer Internet Centre (http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/) are useful for both parents and pupils.

Information Leaflets

  • Passwords should be complicated (include a number or a symbol) and kept private, so only you know what they are.
  • If your child is upset, worried or uncomfortable about something that has occurred online, they should talk to someone and not bottle it up.