E-safety in the Computing Curriculum

The introduction of the Computing curriculum in England aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology creatively and purposefully. A key aspect of this lies in being digitally literate. Online technologies play a huge role and so providing a broad and balanced e-safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively.

These guides for Key Stages 1-4 aim to highlight the key learning aims related to e-safety in the Computing curriculum and signpost to some key resources that can be used in the classroom to help deliver these aims. It is not a requirement to use all the resources listed, and some resources can be used to deliver more than one e-safety message.

This guide provides a starting point for providing e-safety teaching that meets the requirements of the new curriculum.

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