Keeping Safe Online
At The Flourish Federation, we realise that children are growing in an increasingly digital world, and we work hard with each of our year groups to educate them on how to be good digital citizens. As you can imagine, issues arise - particularly where children access things that are not recommended for their age groups. However, we have a strong system in place to support both children and families in these matters, working closely with organisations to deliver workshops, with parents to provide tips and guidance in managing online situations, and with the children to help to teach them to avoid issues or, where they arise, to effectively deal with them.
Online Safety is rightly a key part of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and we work hard to provide your children with the tools to protect themselves. Where concerns do arise, please be assured that we will work with you and your family, calling in expertise where necessary.
If you do have an e-safety concern then please either speak to the safeguarding team (Gabby Gray is the e-safety DSL), or complete the form below and we will be in touch.
In school we touch on internet safety throughout all our lessons as it is crucial part of our lives. Internet safety is taught using both Purple Mash and within our RSE lessons using Jigsaw RSE.
How do we teach it? Some of the ways include:
Using 2Connect to create a class online safety concept map.
Using the blank comic template to create an online safety comic with our own characters.
Creating spoof webpages using the blank webpage template.
Creating a class presentation about online safety within the school.
Teachers use 2Respond Creator to create custom email simulations for pupils to practice writing emails for specific purposes and to different audiences.
Use of a class blog to help to develop writing for a specific purpose and to understand how to communicate effectively considering the purpose and audience of their message.
Jigsaw RSE offers a comprehensive framework which aims to broaden and support delivering online safety education. Please find a detailed breakdown of the coverage underneath.
Another great resource for information on staying safe online is Google Internet Legends. It is an interactive game which children (and their adults) that raises awareness of possible risks online.
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