Online Safety

Online Safety in the New Computing Curriculum

Our school is committed to providing a high quality, age appropriate, online safety curriculum to all of our pupils. We deliver these important messages through Computing lessons, Personal Health and Social Education and in any other relevant lessons.

We endeavour to keep you, as parents and visitors to our website, up to date with any new helpful information, as well as an giving you an insight into some of our online safety curriculum activities.

 

The National Curriculum requires us to support our children to:

 

Key Stage 1

  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private
  • Know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet  

 

Key Stage 2

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly 
  • Know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour

 

 

 

Our Online Safety Cadets

 

We have a brand new group of Online Safety Cadets who were recruited in September 2018.  Over the next year, they will be working with staff and governors to help keep all members of the Northlands community safe online.  Last year our Online Safety Cadets worked hard to make sure we played games that were appropriate for our age.  We wish to thank Jo Foote for her help with the music for this video which features on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

 

 

Do you know the PEGI ratings on the games you play?

Our Online Safety Council have been investigating what games we play at Northlands. They then looked at the recommended PEGI ratings in them. Are the games you play at home recommended for your age? We would also like to thank local musician Jo Foote for the original music to accompany the video.

Online Safety Stories

 

Below is a selection of the books that  if you happen to come across these in the local library it would be lovely for you to share the story with your child as well! We have also provided links to a video story and some freely downloadable books here too -

 

 

Free to download

 

CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs

Cartoon 'Lee & Kim' if you have small children from 4 -- 7 years then you should let them view this short 10 minute cartoon, which is designed to keep them safe whilst online and more importantly, this cartoon teaches them in their early years.

CEOP Primary KS2 : 'Jigsaw' Suitable for 8 yrs -- 10 yrs

This short film is called 'Jigsaw' and is suitable for KS2 Primary School children (8 -- 10 yrs), approximate running time is 8 minutes. This short film is produced by the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and is being delivered to schools all over the UK through their ThinkUknow Programme.

Useful Links

Click on the links below to find useful information to keep you and your family safe.

 

 

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

 

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

 

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors.  Click on the picture below.