Education for a Connected World resources
The Education for a Connected World framework describes the Digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives. It highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it. The document supports one of the key aims of the government’s Internet Safety Strategy of supporting children to stay safe and make a positive contribution online, as well enabling teachers to develop effective strategies for understanding and handling online risks. The framework has been produced by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and is referenced within Annex C of Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018. The following resources have been produced by SLES to support primary schools with delivering this important aspect of the curriculum. Beyond this local resource there is also signposting to videos hosted elsewhere on the internet. All videos must be watched by the teacher, prior to use in class, to determine whether they are suitable for that particular group of children. Some videos may contain subtle references to more mature topics which help to reinforce the message but may not be suitable for all classes.