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Together we Thrive

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Wheatley CE Primary School

Together we Thrive

E-Safety

E-Safety

  • understand how individuals, systems, and society as a whole interact with computer systems
  • understand risks when using technology, and how to protect individuals and systems

 

We believe it is vital that children understand the importance of staying safe online, including what to do if they feel uncomfortable and how to report concerns. We feel that our E-Safety curriculum needs to link to broader school experiences, including PSHE, and that we should keep the profile of this important area of learning high. To support this, we have a whole-school focus on E-Safety at the start of every school term, including linked display boards, PSHE lessons and where appropriate, linked class or school worship too.

 

At Wheatley, we use Google’s ‘Be Internet Awesome’ scheme of work, an internet safety program proven to positively impact student learning on topics of online safety and digital citizenship, to help support and educate children on how to remain safe and in control, both in school and at home. We aim, and would love your support with this, to prepare our pupils to:

  • BE INTERNET SMART - Share with Care
    • Good (and bad) news travels fast online, and without some forethought, kids can find themselves in tricky situations that have lasting consequences. The solve? Learning how to share with those they know and those they don’t.
  • BE INTERNET ALERT - Don't Fall for Fake
    • It’s important to help kids become aware that people and situations online aren’t always as they seem. Discerning between what’s real and what’s fake is a very real lesson in online safety.
  • BE INTERNET STRONG - Secure Your Secrets
    • Personal privacy and security are just as important online as they are offline. Safeguarding valuable information helps kids avoid damaging their devices, reputations, and relationships.
  • BE INTERNET KIND - It’s Cool to Be Kind
    • The Internet is a powerful amplifier that can be used to spread positivity or negativity. Kids can take the high road by applying the concept of “treat others as you would like to be treated” to their actions online, creating positive impact for others and disempowering bullying behaviour.
  • BE INTERNET BRAVE - When in Doubt, Talk It Out
    • One lesson that applies to any and all encounters of the digital kind: When kids come across something questionable, they should feel comfortable talking to a trusted adult. Adults can support this behaviour by fostering open communication at home and in the classroom.

The following contains useful advice for children and parents/ carers:

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