Quality of Education
At Uplands, Online Safety is a vital part of our curriculum as we recognise that it is an essential part of safeguarding, and we acknowledge our duty to ensure all learners are protected from potential harm online (this refers to Article 19 of UNICEF Rights Respecting of the Child act). We identify that the internet and associated devices are an important part of everyday life, which present positive and exciting opportunities, as well as challenges and risks, which can affect our children’s emotional wellbeing. We want our pupils to be ambitious, confident and to equip them with the skills necessary to be able to be safe whilst using technology in our evolving world.
Online Safety Units of work are taught termly, and links are made with Computing and PSHE lessons to reinforce pupils’ knowledge and understanding within these areas. Due to its safeguarding importance, it is regularly revisited throughout the year to keep information and guidance up to date. Our engaging Online Safety curriculum empowers our learners to acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to use the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, and develop their resilience so they can manage and respond to online risks effectively. We want our pupils to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
It is our mission that all our pupils have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens who are aware of being safe Online.
Online Safety Useful Links
The links on this page are designed to support you in helping your children stay as safe as they can be when using technology, including the Internet.
Click on the icons to access useful links.
Useful Articles for Parents
Online Safety Messages
Our Digital Ambassadors have created some online safety messages for parents!
Please note we are constantly updating this site and would welcome any suggestions.