‘The online world develops and changes at great speed. New opportunities, challenges and risks are appearing all the time. This can make it difficult for schools to stay up to date with the latest devices, platforms, apps, trends and related threats’. – DfE Online Safety.
We believe that children have the right to enjoy childhood online, to access safe online spaces, and to benefit from all the opportunities that a connected world can bring to them, appropriate to their age and stage. We therefore feel it is important to ensure that they understand how to use technologies safely.
As a school, we will therefore focus on the underpinning knowledge and behaviours that can help pupils to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app. We ensure that our children are able to evaluate what they see online, recognise techniques used for persuasion, have good online behaviour, identify risks and online and know how and when to seek support.
At Manor Road Primary School, online safety is taught using the KAPOW scheme of work alongside the ‘Education for a Connected World’ scheme. The long term plans for KAPOW and ‘Education for a Connected World’ can be found at the bottom of the page.
The following links are websites and resources for online safety support at home:
Manor Road Snapchat Guide to Safety
Education for a Connected World Framework
Education for a Connected World
Manor Road Online Safety Charter
Our online Safety Councillors have the important job of keeping everyone at our school and in our local area safe when using digital resources. They have therefore worked very hard to create an online charter for all children to follow at Manor Road. The charter has been shared in school and is displayed clearly in all classrooms.
Councillor Online Safety Charter