At Newchurch, our Junior Safety Officers and Digital Leaders support our Designated Online Safety Lead in developing the curriculum, educating our robins to stay safe online and also help promote computing and digital awareness. The children run competitions, present to peers through assemblies, teach other Newchurch robins and present to governors all around online safety.
At Newchurch Primary School we take the education and safety of our robins very seriously. Our aim is to ensure that the children are responsible and productive users and consumers of modern systems who are able to confidently navigate changing technologies.
We teach our children linked to the National Curriculum expectations which aims to ensure that all children in Key Stage One and Two are 'responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology'.
Key Stage One:
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
Key Stage Two:
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
Our goal is to ensure that the children are immersed in modern technology and use it creatively to enrich and develop their learning, rather than being shielded from it. To ensure that this is effective, we use bespoke e-safety sessions and workshops to develop the children's understanding of how to stay safe themselves and support others when working with communication technology.