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Online Safety

Intent: (Taken from the Computing Intent Document) 

At Cottingley Village Primary School we aim to provide a modern, ambitious, and relevant education in computing which will allow all children to become independent, confident and responsible users of technology.

Whilst ensuring they understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences, we want children to develop as respectful and responsible individuals online and to become aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe.


E Safety is taught within our Learning for Life Curriculum and Knowledge and Skills progression have been adapted from the 2020 edition of Education for a connected world: 

Education for a Connected World (

The school uses a mixed platform of online lessons taking into account the DFE document Education for a Connected world, Project Evolve, National Online Safety Resources and Common Sense Media.

Access the ProjectEvolve Toolkit | ProjectEVOLVE

National Online Safety

Digital Citizenship Lessons for the UK | Common Sense Education

Knowledge, skills and Learning is carefully planned and sequenced from EYFS to Year 6 in the following areas. 

  • Digital Literacy (Managing online information, Copyright and ownership): Locating and interpreting information from a variety of sources. Being aware of bias, inaccuracy and implausibility.
  • E-Safeguarding (Self image and identify, Online relationships, Online reputation, Online Bullying, Health, well-being and lifestyle, Privacy and security): Learning to use digital technologies in a safe and responsible manner and how to respond to risks online. 

As a school,  we are a National Online Safety School which provides training and resources to keep our knowledge and skills up to date. We also have subscriptions with Purple Mash and have worked with the Bradford Innovation Team and used their resources and expertise to help us design our curriculum to the needs of our school.  


Through high quality first teaching of Computing taking place at Cottingley Village Primary our children will show a secure knowledge and understanding of Digital Literacy and E safety. Our children will use technology to collect, analyse and process data and use the internet to locate and interpret information from a variety of sources being aware of bias, inaccuracy and implausibility. They will use digital technologies in a safe and responsible manner and understand how to respond to risks online.

Relevant Documents

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