E-Safety at Valley is incorporated into the curriculum as a whole, but is also taught as discrete lessons. The topics covered in these lessons by each year group are listed below:
|Reception/Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Going places safely||Staying safe online||Powerful passwords||Rings of responsibility||Strong passwords||Talking safely online|
|ABC searching||Follow the digital trail||My online community||Personal and private information||Digital citizenship pledge||Super digital citizen|
|Keep it private||Screen out the mean||Things for sale||The power of words||You've won a prize||Privacy rules|
|My creative work||Using keywords||Show respect online||The key to keywords||How to cite a site||What's cyberbullying?|
|Sending email||Sites I like||Writing good emails||Whose is it anyway||Picture perfect||Selling stereotypes|
Valley's team of Digital Leaders are from Years 3 - 6. Their primary role is to help everyone at Valley stay safe online. As well as being outstanding Digital Citizens, they are also being given extra training in online safety through the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme. This national scheme helps give our Digital Leaders the skills they need to spread the message of esafety throughout the school.
Here are some handy tips from our Digital Leaders for how to stay safe online:
NSPCC 'Share Aware' - Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
www.parentinfo.org/ - This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.
www.saferinternet.org.uk - Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
www.childnet.com- An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
www.internetmatters.org - Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
www.digizen.org - A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
Instagram security help - Instagram has a help page to ensure that your security is maintained as far as possible. Just remember that this is a 13+ service and all photos uploaded immediately become the property of Instagram.
Managing Children's Screen Time and Going 'Tech-Free'
Managing screen time: advice for parents – a useful 9-point list of tips for parents.
More managing screen time advice – this has some more great tips for managing screen time.
10 tips for managing screen time – another blog post with 10 handy tips.
LSE study into managing screen time – interesting blog post by two LSE lecturers who are conducting research into managing children’s screen time.
Tips for how to go ‘tech-free’ for an evening/weekend – this page also has some more ideas of tech-free activities that families could do together.
BBC Panorama - 'Sleepless Britain' - (first shown March 6th 2017) Jenny Kleeman investigates the problems caused by widespread sleep deprivation in children, which is playing havoc on their health and education. (Also available on YouTube.)