At the Whiteoak Academies, our Online Safety curriculum is an integral part of the education and policy we put in place to safeguard our pupils at school and at home.
We use The National College - National Online Safety materials to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to all classes across the school, including EYFS. It has been developed directly in line with the learning objectives from the UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework and is designed to support all of the statutory curriculum requirements.
Each class has an online safety focus at the start of each and every term where lessons are delivered under the eight topics outlined by the Education for a Connected World Framework:
- Self-image & identity
- Online relationships
- Online reputation
- Online bullying
- Managing online information
- Health, wellbeing & lifestyle
- Privacy & security
- Copyright & ownership
How can you get involved at home?
- Oscar's Adventures in an online world - story and quiz to share at home
- Conversation Starters.pdf
- Get Involved.pdf
- Organisations and Resources.pdf
- Family Activities.pdf
10 Tips to keep your child safe online
National Online Safety Parent Guides
Useful Websites for Parents & Carers
- National Online Safety Parent Guides
- NSPCC Net Aware
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Internet Matters
- Parent Info from CEOP
- ThinkUKnow Parents
Building habits for new YR families
- E-Safety Tips - Primary.pdf
- E-Safety Tips - Pre-School.pdf
- Online Safety Glossary.pdf
- A guide to parental controls.pdf
- Google Safe Search.pdf
September 2020 Online Safety Updates
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
- NSPCC - An excellent site for finding out how to keep your children of all ages safe online. This page offers information on setting up wifi parental controls to limit screen time, how to deal with inappropriate content, online gaming risks and advice on how to make all internet connected toys safe for your child.
- How to start an online safety conversation with your children at home
- SMART Safety videos Childnet
Online safety guidance April 2020. It's a must read!
- School closure on line safety teaching resources for YR-Y6 CEOP have produced some simple 15-minute activities parents can do at home with their child using the Thinkuknow resources. There are some great video stories to watch so please have a look and try some of the lesson ideas. Staying safe on line has become even more important in these challenging times.
- ## NEW ## The five digital parenting rules that really matter
- ## NEW ## Pokemon Go - A parent's guide General information along with safety considerations and concerns for this popular app
- Parent Zone website Mentioned at Online Safety evening.
- Parent Info website - Excellent for general online safety advice. Mentioned at Online Safety evening
- Parent FREE Online Safety training Mentioned at the Online Safety evening on 7th June. Free to all. Modules 1 & 3 being particularly relevant and helpful.
- Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine - Volume 4 (Latest edition) The current magazine isn't available for download yet, however it can be read online using this link
- Guidance for parents on the most widely used apps, games and websites
- Guidance for parents on putting parental controls Useful information of what controls you should be putting onto your children's devices
- Thinkuknow parental control link