At Water Leys Primary School, E-safety is paramount to the safety and well-being of our pupils. Technology is used widely in our everyday lives and has many advantages. However, as you will be aware aspects of our online community can lead our children to engage in risky activities. Therefore, we believe it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and our pupils to stay safe and become aware of their online footprint.
This website aims to support our parents/carers with the most relevant information to ensure we can protect our pupils together. Here you will find guides to apps, support for gaming and information on how to approach and talk to your child about an ever-evolving digital world.
E-safety Focus of the Month:
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Each half-term, we introduce a new E-safety focus to educate and prepare our pupils in an increasingly digital world. We have selected our E-safety topics from a key document, ‘Education for a Connected World’, which highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it.
Attached below is a document which shows the progression of E-safety knowledge taught from FS2 to Year 6:
Autumn Term 1: Self-image and Identify
This strand explores the differences between online and offline identity beginning with self-awareness, shaping online identities and media influence in propagating stereotypes. It identifies effective routes for reporting and support and explores the impact of online
technologies on self-image and behaviour.
Autumn Term 2: Managing Online Information
This strand explores how online information is found, viewed and interpreted. It offers strategies for effective searching, critical evaluation of data, the recognition of risks and the management of online threats and challenges. It explores how online threats can pose risks to our physical safety as well as online safety. It also covers learning relevant to ethical publishing.
Spring Term 1: Health, Well-being and Lifestyle
This strand explores the impact that technology has on health, well-being and lifestyle e.g. mood, sleep, body health and relationships. It also includes understanding negative behaviours and issues amplified and sustained by online technologies and the strategies for dealing with them.
Spring Term 2: Online Relationships and Online Bullying
This strand explores how technology shapes communication styles and identifies strategies for positive relationships in online communities. It offers opportunities to discuss relationships, respecting, giving and denying consent and behaviours that may lead to harm and how positive online interaction can empower and amplify voice. Additionally, the bullying and other online aggression strand offers strategies for effective reporting and intervention and considers how bullying and other aggressive behaviour relates to legislation.
Summer Term 1: Online Reputation
This strand explores the concept of reputation and how others may use online information to make judgements. It offers opportunities to develop strategies to manage personal digital content effectively and capitalise on technology’s capacity to create effective positive profiles.
Summer Term 2: Privacy and Security
This strand explores how personal online information can be used, stored, processed and shared. It offers both behavioural and technical strategies to limit the impact on privacy and protect data and systems against compromise.
Ongoing: Copyright and Ownership
This strand explores the concept of ownership of online content. It explores strategies for protecting personal content and crediting the rights of others as well as addressing potential consequences of illegal access, download and distribution.