A comprehensive Online Safety Progression Pathway is vital in today's digital world, providing a structured and developmental learning journey for students in navigating and interacting with the online world safely and responsibly. This pathway aligns with modern educational standards and addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies.
The pathway encompasses key thematic areas such as Basic Awareness, Online Communication, Personal Information Protection, Content Evaluation, Digital Citizenship, and Safety Strategies. Each year group is introduced to age-appropriate topics that build upon their previous learning, ensuring a cohesive and continuous understanding of online safety.
This structured approach enables educators to deliver a curriculum that not only educates students about the potential risks associated with digital technology but also empowers them with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and ethical online interactions. The progression pathway ensures that students develop critical thinking, become digitally literate, and are prepared for the complexities of the online world, both in their current educational environment and in their future personal and professional lives.
By following this pathway, schools can provide consistent, high-quality online safety education that equips students to navigate the digital landscape confidently and responsibly.
At Nantwich Primary Academy we aim to be at the forefront in keeping your child safe online. The internet is an amazing resource that children should be taught to use critically and safely.
All children must understand the risks of using the internet yet not find it a scary place. Through educating our children we ensure they are safe users.
AGE RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE
The EEF emphasises the importance of personalised learning to address individual needs and provide targeted assistance. iPads can facilitate this through adaptive learning apps, progress tracking, and tailored feedback.
Implementing iPads for staff and pupils will have an immediate impact on feedback, collaboration and complement existing learning, as well as reducing waste.
Our computer lead is supported by a Digital Champion, Digital Leader and Student Digital Leaders. We're part of a supportive computing team across our Trust and beyond too.
OUR VISION FOR TECHNOLOGY
We aim to create a safe and supportive environment, where all can feel empowered to independently develop their own skills and knowledge, taking risks where necessary in order to raise aspirations.
We have identified technology as a key tool to enhance learning and support in unlocking our children’s potential.