St. Gerard's RC Primary School
Avalon Court
Hemlington
Middlesbrough
TS8 9HU

Admin e-mail: michelle.wrightson@mcschools.org.uk

Telephone: (01642) 591820
Fax: (01642) 594069

E-Safety Curriculum

We focus on internet safety throughout the year and reinforce this every time we learn new ICT skills.

Reception:

Personal Information
• I am beginning to know what personal information is and that I don’t share it with others
• I am beginning to know that personal information is special because it’s just about me.
• I know that my password is just for me and I don’t share it with others.
• (This objective is particularly relevant when children are given their passwords when logging onto school systems)

Protecting Yourself
• I know that there are strangers in the real world and strangers when I’m online. (Stranger Danger)

Cyber Bullying

• I can be kind to people in the real world and when I am online
• I understand the importance of politeness and courtesy on and off the internet.
• I know who I can tell if something happens online that I don’t like or feel uncomfortable with.

Media Literacy
• I am aware that I can use the internet to play and learn supported by a trusted adult/teacher.
• I know you can use the Internet to communicate with family and friends.

Year 1:

Personal Information
• I know what personal information is and that I don’t share it with others
• I know that personal information is special because it just applies to me
• I know that there are adults that I can know and trust that I can share my personal information with

Protecting Yourself
• I know that people online might not be who they say they are.
• I know the difference between a real friend and a cyber friend.
• I know what to do if I see something I feel uncomfortable with or have a funny feeling about

Cyber Bullying
• I can tell you what bullying is and am beginning to know what cyber bullying is
• I know what to do and who to tell if I am bullied online.

Media Literacy
INTERNET RESEARCH
• I can get to suitable websites safely in a variety of ways
• I know what to do if I find something inappropriate online.
• I know how to get back to the home page when I am looking at different websites so I can keep
myself safe

COMMUNICATION
• I respect the work of others which is stored on the computer
• I know that my work can be published/shared online.
Year 2
Personal Information
• I know what personal is and that I don’t share it with others
• I know that personal information is special because it just applies to me
• I know some of the qualities that can be used to decide whether I can trust a person
• I know that sometimes it is better to ask a trusted adult for help if I am unsure what to do

Protecting Yourself
• I know how to choose a suitable nickname
• I can use the SMART rules to keep myself safe online

Cyber Bullying
• I know what cyber bullying is and know how to respond and who to tell if I am being cyber bullied.
• I know how to be kind and caring when communicating with others using email

Media Literacy
INTERNET RESEARCH
• I can use the internet purposefully to answer specific questions.
• I know that not everything on the internet is true (spoof web sites)
• I can identify adverts or pop ups and know how to avoid accessing it
• I can create a bookmark of a safe website

COMMUNICATION
• I know the difference between communicating using email and online in a discussion forum.
• I can send suitable and purposeful emails.

Year 3
Personal Information
• I know what personal information is and that I don’t share it with others
• I know that personal information is special because it just applies to me
• I know how to use an alias nickname when signing up to things online e.g.– Club Penguin, CBBC

Protecting Yourself
• I know not to accept files or information from people online that I don’t know
• I know that I shouldn’t meet people I have met online without a trusted adult

Cyber Bullying
• I know the different technologies that can be used to communicate
• I know not to accept and open emails from senders I don’t know
• I know not to open unknown links to files
• I know the importance of not deleting any upsetting emails but to save them for evidence
• I know how to be kind and caring when communicating with others using email
• I know what cyberbullying is on a range of technologies and know that bystanders are also part of it
• I know how to respond and who to tell if I feel uncomfortable about something I’ve seen online
• I know where the CEOP Report Button is to report any inappropriate behaviour

Media Literacy
INTERNET RESEARCH
• I use the Internet on my own to research and gather appropriate text and images.
• I know that not all information on online is true or can be trusted
• I know that there is copyright laws on online content and know how to acknowledge the sources I use

COMMUNICATION
• I can use a range of online communication tools including forums, instant messaging and e-mail with other learners and know how to stay safe

Year 4
Personal Information
• I know what Social Networking Sites are and know not to give out any personal information to keep myself safe
• I know to use a nickname and an avatar or picture to represent myself when online
• I know the dangers of using chat rooms
Protecting Yourself
• I can use the SMART rules to help me decide what to do in different scenarios
Cyber Bullying
• I know what cyberbullying is and where it could take place
• I know how to respond to cyberbullying
Media Literacy
INTERNET RESEARCH
• I know that anyone can write information on the internet and so not to always believe it is true
• I can use several web sites to make sure the information I have found is accurate
• I know that there is copyright laws on online content and know how to acknowledge the sources
• I understand the function of a search engine and the importance of using the correct search criteria.
• I use the internet as a resource to support my work, and am beginning to understand plagiarism.
• I know what to do if I access something inappropriate
COMMUNICATION
• I can use a range of online communication tools to collaborate with others
• Children begin to recognise how electronic communications may be used for manipulation or persuasion.
• I can publish my work to a chosen audience using appropriate online tools such as, podcasting, blogging