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Stay Safe Online Poster
Download our new Stay Safe Online Safety Poster here.
Interland – Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, Brave
This online game is designed to be used in the classroom and makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun. It does not require any personal information or login.
A curriculum guide contains lesson plans, activities and worksheets that cover the five topics:
- Share with Care (Be Internet Smart)
- Don’t Fall for Fake (Be Internet Alert)
- Secure Your Secrets (Be Internet Strong)
- It’s Cool to Be Kind (Be Internet Kind)
- When in Doubt, Talk It Out (Be Internet Brave)
The included Share with Care guide has the following goals
- Create and manage a positive reputation online.
- Respect the privacy boundaries of others.
- Understand the potential impact of a mismanaged digital footprint.
- Ask for adult help dealing with sticky situations.
National Pupil Internet Survey Resources
We know children from as early as reception are already using a vast range of technology. With support from Naace we set up the National Pupil Internet Use Survey in order to examine how children access online content in more detail. Over 19,000 pupils took part and the results can be downloaded here.
A free teaching resource that uses the results from the survey which were published for Safer Internet Day 2017 has been created for schools to use. The resource presents a series of questions made up into 26 slides that can be delivered in the classroom as it is or modified to suit a range of ages and abilities. It can be used to promote and stimulate online safety discussion.
Free resources for the BBC Micro:bit robot
We’ve created a page of resources dedicated to the BBC Micro:bit robot here.
School E-Safety Policy Templates
Both the South West Grid for Learning and Kent County Council have produced templates that can be used as a basis for a school e-safety policy. They include acceptable use policies for staff, pupils and visitors.
How to maximise parental attendance at online safety events
We’ve outlined a number of ways schools have increased engagement with parents to promote online safety. Find out how here.
Short videos with useful advice and top tips for busy teachers.
Exemplar Password Policy
It is a good idea to create a password policy and share this with staff and parents. Best practice is to get pupils logging on with their own username and password straight away. With 15 minutes practice using log in cards EYFS or Year 1 pupils will soon be able to log in by themselves. Remember this important lesson is not a speed exercise and make sure TAs are not logging pupils in!
Place a link to your cloud based services (eg RM Unify, Purple Mash, J2e etc) on your website and use this letter to get help from parents and show them the exciting content you provide to your learners.
Digital Leaders set up guide
This guide will tell you all you need to know about how to set up digital leaders in your school. Find out more and download your copy here.
BBC Microbit for all Year 7 pupils
The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK. Find out more here.
Computing curriculum framework – Summary objectives and record sheets
The following documents can be used to support the Computing Curriculum Framework:
Summary Objectives and Record sheets
Staff Confidence and Support Record sheets
Computer programming for busy teachers
Developed by MIT, Scratch is an award winning programming tool that makes it really easy to code, it promotes creativity and is great fun to use. The Scratch Pack is completely free and contains everything you need to cover the programming element of the national curriculum for computing.
Well it isn’t Scratch but ScratchJr has been developed by Mitch Resnick, director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group and Marina Bers at MIT. It is certainly different from Scratch but clearly has the same educational values and is highly recommended.
Digital Leaders Badges
Simply download, print on card in colour, laminate and cut. Download
Computing in the national curriculum
A guide for primary teachers
This essential guide covers the computing programme of study which is statutory for schools. Download
Parents’ ICT Questionnaire
Schools often want to survey parents so that they can be more informed about the needs of both pupils and parents and also to promote good communications. The following exemplar questions could help formulate such a questionnaire. Find out more…
Tips for Teaching
Ofsted – E-Safety
Online safety is given greater prominence by the release of the Ofsted Inspectors briefing document on e-safety. It describes potential e-safety judgements for schools and should raise the bar in terms of the understanding of both inspectors and schools.
Year 5/6 Online Safety lesson
This lesson plan uses the CEOP video “Jigsaw” to deliver powerful and important messages about how we behave in the real and online world. Included is a lesson plan and the survey itself.