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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.

Find out more

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.

parents assembly


Teaching Tips

Short videos with useful advice and top tips for busy teachers.

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.

digital leaders guide

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
Download all

Scratch pack

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.


Get the Scratch Pack here



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

parent survey

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

Short videos on a variety of themes with useful advice for busy teachers.

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 Ofsted – E-Safety

ofsted and 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

lesson plan

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.