Online Safety


At Pye Bank Primary School, the curriculum supports and develops the pupils’ ambitions and aspirations and understanding of the community and the wider world in which they live. The curriculum is underpinned by enquiry based practice and is research led. Through our curriculum we aim to expose children to new experiences, including business and the world of work and research. Academic performance and the development of self (Spirituality, social, moral, physical and cultural development and mental wellbeing) are given equal importance with curriculum design. Our curriculum is designed with the key aim of supporting all children to reach their potential.

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting
opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic,
personal and social lives in a positive way. 


Online Safety and Acceptable Use Policy


At Pye Bank Primary School, we teach online safety as part of the PSHE curriculum:

Each year group has one discrete online safety lesson each half term, following the the Sheffield Online Safety Curriculum.
Online safety is then also integrated into the PSHE Jigsaw scheme.

Curriculum Documents


Online Safety Curriculum Overview

Vocabulary Progression

Medium Term Planning Foundation Stage

Medium Term Planning Key Stage One

Medium Term Planning Lower Key Stage 2

Medium Term Planning Upper Key Stage 2



Online Safety Rules

Within online safety lessons, the children are taught the online safety rules below. The rules are displayed in classrooms and also on the laptop and iPad trolleys.

Support and Advice for Parents/Carers

School offer ongoing support for parents/carers to guide their children to stay safe online. We hold regular parent workshops though our Coffee Mornings covering the different aspects of online safety, and also provide personalised support for individual pupils and families. For up-to-date information about upcoming parent workshops 

There is also a wealth of information for parents online. Below are some key links recommended by school:

  • 4 – 7 year old advice
  • 8 – 10 year old advice
  • How to set up privacy settings
  • Sharing personal information
  • How to set up parental controls
  • Gaming what parents need to know
  • Parents Guide to Apps
  • Social Media advice
  • Setting up devices safely
  • Safety leaflets and other resources

For further information, these website are excellent: