We teach online safety throughout the year. All the computing units have aspects of online safety and digital citizenship embedded within them. This means that even if a unit of work might not seem to be explicitly about online safety, it will still teach children about elements of it. For example, in the year 4 computing unit We are musicians, children will need to think about copyright when sourcing audio or publishing their own work.
Click here to see how online safety is embedded into all the computing units.
In addition to this, each year group also starts the beginning of each half term with a standalone discrete online safety lesson. Each half term the lessons centre around a key theme:
This allows children to continually consider how to keep themselves safe online, understand what the risks are, whilst also strengthening their own resilience to manage an ever-changing online environment.
Year 6 creating storyboards for adverts about online bullying:
A year 4 lesson on the difference between virtual friends and real friends: