Online Safety Intent
The intent of the online safety curriculum at Croftlands Junior School is to align with the school values, while also addressing the eight themes covered by the curriculum. The curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.
Our curriculum recognises the importance of resilience in the face of online challenges as well as empowering students to develop a strong sense of self-image and identity, enabling them to navigate online spaces confidently. It also addresses the theme of online relationships, teaching students how to establish and maintain healthy connections while being respectful and empathetic.
The curriculum emphasises the significance of respect by promoting positive online behaviour and addressing the issue of online bullying and the importance of treating others with kindness and compassion.
In addition, the curriculum focuses on the theme of managing online information, teaching students how to critically evaluate and verify online sources. It also highlights the importance of protecting one's privacy and security, ensuring that students understand how to keep their personal information safe.
By incorporating these themes, our online safety curriculum aligns with the school values and fosters a culture of digital resilience, respect, curiosity, kindness, compassion, and creativity. It equips students with the skills to navigate the online world safely, promoting their overall wellbeing and preparing them to be responsible digital citizens.