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Online Safety

Onine Safety is extremely important and we teach the children the Online Safety rules at the beginning of every computing unit. We also take part in Safer Internet Day.

In the EYFS the teachers use the ‘Smartie the Penguin’ discussion stories (alongside the NCCE scheme) as it is fun and engaging for our young children. The children really enjoy the easy-to-remember song and the interactive nature of the stories as they help Smartie to make the best decisions whilst on the Internet.

In Year 1 the teachers use the Childnet 'DigiDuck' stories. The children follow Digiduck and his pals in stories of friendship, responsibility and critical thinking online.

In Year 2 the children learn about online safety through the CEOP 'Jessie and Friends' animated series, which provides our older children with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from risks they may encounter online.

Parents are kept up to date on online Safety at Ashcroft with regular advice and updates on our school Facebook page, Class Dojo learning platform and in our weekly newsletters.