The Online Safety Curriculum at Hillcross
At Hillcross, we proactively educate our children in the safe and responsible use of the internet. Our planned internet safety programme is provided as part of our PSHE curriculum, features prominently within our Computing curriculum and key safety messages are reinforced as part of all other subject areas as appropriate.
As a school, we promote responsible digital citizenship not just through our curriculum but ongoing discussions with children, collective worship assemblies and special days throughout the year.
Furthermore, as part of our commitment to safeguarding, we ask all children and adults involved in the life of Hillcross Primary School to sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to demonstrate our shared commitment to keeping our children and each other safe.
An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is a framework for children, families and the school that outlines how we expect them to behave when they are online; using school networks, connections, internet connectivity and devices; cloud platforms; and social media. It applies to activity undertaken both when on the school site and when outside of school.
Being aware of the potential dangers and opportunities for misuse online technologies offer and keeping open and honest discussions about the sites children are using, and the ways in which they are using them, remains key to ensuring their safety.
Pictures below to show staff celebrating our Online Safety Pillars as part of Safer Internet Day: