Teaching Online Safety for Early Years
Activities included in the OSBOX have been mapped to the early learning goals, the Education for a Connected World framework, the Protective Behaviours programme, Ofsted guidance for Inspecting safeguarding in early years, and the Early Years inspection handbook.
Activities are intended to easily fit in with current learning, being a substitute for existing sessions rather than an extra area to cover.
All activities can be delivered as a standalone activity or as part of other activities already being carried out within the setting. Only a small amount of technology is used, but it is not essential to the scheme.
Support is also provided in the scheme for staff and parents.
The box contains readily accessible items that can be re-stocked through many retailers, including plasticine, pipe cleaners, and face masks.
Consider different approaches to online safety messages
- Awareness of online safety issues
- Knowledge of the Framework and how it maps to EYFS ELG
- An opportunity to work through all of the suggested activities
- An awareness of the activities and some idea of suggested delivery