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Online Safety

At Westways, online safety is a key driver within PSHE lessons.  We have adopted the SWGfL scheme of work to cover the online safety curriculum.  This content of this scheme falls under eight core themes, as detailed below.  Within each year group, the units of work cover several of these core themes over the course of an academic year.


Please click here to view our Online Safety Policy.

Parent Info Lockdown Articles for Families

Parent Info has created some lockdown specific articles for families, who are facing many challenges at the moment with disruptions to school, work and family life. Ranging from top tips on how to cope with family life under lockdown to how to mark all those special occasions, some expert advice and reassurance can go a long way at a time like this.

Please click the links below to view each article:

Thinkuknow Family Activities

Each of these family activity sheets have a selection of short conversation starters, practical tips and fun tasks to do as a family.

Net Aware (net-aware.org.uk/)

The Net Aware website from the NSPCC has lots of really useful advice about the social networks and apps children use.  It includes reviews of the sites/apps, what parents think of them, what children think of them as well minimum age requirements and information about how to set privacy settings.

Is your child playing Battle Royale games?  Click the following links to for Net Aware advice on these games:

Internet Matters (internetmaters.org/)

This website is designed to help parents keep their children safe online.  From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

Other useful information/resources: