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Government online safety lessons

Tim

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You will have seen from the News section this announcement.  What are your views?

10 months ago

Penny

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Think this is a really good idea but wonder why references aren't made to the abundant existing resources for this topic

10 months ago

Julie

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Yes it's a good idea - although online safety is already a part of the Computing curriculum isn't it? so why compulsory?

9 months ago

Tim

  • 18

Yes mentioned for all key stages
KS1 use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

KS2 use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
etc.

So schools should be doing something anyway - unless of course they are academies :))

9 months ago

Mark

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Making this compulsory seems to me to be an implicit acknowledgement that the current UK curriculum does not match childrens' current needs!  Just adding something in doesn't improve it - the current curriculum is packed anyway - what is needed is a root and branch critique of the current curriculum against its value as preparation for life.

9 months ago

Colin

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V much agree with Mark about the content of the curriculum and relevance.  We cant keep just adding stuff in.  And we know that Ofsted is going to start looking at the whole curriculum so the scant attention we pay to subjects like design technology will need to be put right

9 months ago

paul

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Do we have any further details as to what this will look like in practice? Is is it based on the Education for a connected world framework? https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/683895/Education_for_a_connected_world_PDF.PDF
The information I am aware of in this area is that a lot of the work around online safety / digital citizenship is being moved away from the area of the computing curriculum.

9 months ago

Tim

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Hi Paul thanks v much for the link to the excellent resource.  Have asked round but can’t get any more detail at this stage.

9 months ago