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eSafety at St. Gregory's

St. Gregory’s staff take many opportunities throughout the year to teach and reaffirm rules for staying safe online. At St. Gregory’s, eSafety is not taught only in isolation, but through both implicit and explicit learning experiences. Our main aim is to ‘Empower, Enthuse and Engage’ children to use the internet safely. We will tackle and discuss issues at an age-appropriate level, providing children with the necessary tools to protect themselves online and have a positive digital experience.


Opportunities taken by St. Gregory’s staff to implicitly teach eSafety:
Paying attention to and discussing current affairs
Children have and use their own individual usernames and passwords for all computer access
Assemblies, presentations and workshops
School policy created by both adults and children (namely the School and Digital Council)
Consistently model safe and acceptable use of electronic devices
Daily use of iPads & Computers
Within all Computing and, where appropriate, core and cross-curricular lessons


eSafety Week Overview of Explicit Learning Experiences:


Year Group

Name of the eSafetyUnit

Overview of the Unit


The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin

Children will learn about who they can trust to ask for help when something is wrong.

They will learn that they should never talk to strangers.

They will also learn the ‘Smartie’ Internet safety song and discuss its meaning.

They will reinforce understanding of usernames and password protection.

Year 1

Digiduck’s Big Decision


Children will learn about making suitable choices when online.

Children will understand about asking permission from a friend before using their photograph.

Year 2

Clicky, Router and The Webville Outlaws

Children will learn how to keep safe when using the Internet and who they can trust, if something is wrong.

They will also learn the song – ‘It’s ok to tell’.

They will further develop their understanding of password protection, including fingerprint, numerical and written.





Year 3




The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART crew (Part 1)


Protect their Curiosity – ‘Stumbling on Content’

Children will be introduced to the SMART crew and will further develop their understanding of the SMART acronym.

They will be able to understand what a reliable source of information is.

They should also understand what is acceptable in terms of reliability of sources.

They will learn about autocorrect and search suggestions when using engines such as google.

Year 4

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART crew (Part 2)


Who wnts 2 no? (Shared Text)


Children will be able to understand what information should be kept safe ('information wise').

They will be able to understand who to go to if they are upset and need to tell.

They should also understand safety issues about meeting up with people.

Year 5

Tracey Beaker – You choose


Dove ‘Self-Esteem’ Project


Where’s Klaus? – CEOP


Children will learn how to keep themselves safe when talking to friends online, cyber-bullying and plagiarism (including copyright laws).

They will understand that sharing personal information online can form part of a larger jigsaw, ‘inviting’ people into your home.

They will gain understanding of how images in the public are often heavily edited to create ‘perfection’ and how this can impact others.

Year 6

Caught in the Web (Newsround Special)


Nude Selfies – ‘Understanding Why?’

Children will learn about the serious implications of meeting up with people who you do not know.

They will find out about dangers of sharing private images online, sexting and pornography.

They will develop an understanding of current law and legislation, understanding that actions can have criminal consequences.

eSafety Fiction at St. Gregory’s
Chicken Clicking
DigiDucks Big Decision
When Charlie McButton Lost Power
Websters Friend
Websters Email
Who wnts 2 no?