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Digital Literacy

Key Stage 2


Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration


Understand how computer networks can provide multiples services, such as the world wide web and internal networks.

such as staff share internally and Drive on the internet etc.).


Understand computer networks including how the Internet works.

 looking at how servers provide access to the Internet and how these are linked across the world.


Understand that computer networks provide opportunities for communication and collaboration.

 through email, VOIP (such as Skype) and through collaborative services such as Google Drive or OneDrive. Playing video games as a team online.


Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content


Understand how search results are found and ranked.

Appreciate that an algorithm determines the best results based on a range of reasons. (Quality of work, links from other sites, reputation, previous clicks, SEO)


Be discerning in evaluating digital content.

understanding how to identify a trustworthy source and how to evaluate the validity and accuracy of the information on websites. Understanding that just because it is on the Internet, it does not make it true.


Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Use technology responsibly.

understand the consequences of their online actions and the effects their actions can have on others.


Identify a range of ways in which they can report any concerns they have about using the internet.

Talk to responsible adults, the police and the CEOP report button etc.


Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online.

Identifying cyberbullying, trolling etc.


Understand the range of potential risks that technology poses and to have a good understanding of preventive and reactive measures to unacceptable behaviour online.

Know when to walk away from a situation. Identify risky behaviours such as people asking where they live, telephone numbers, wanting to meet up, what school they go to. CEOP.

Key Stage 1


Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.


Recognise how technology is used in our lives at home and their implications.

microwaves for cooking, games consoles for entertainment, alarm systems for safety etc. Discuss the positive and negative implications.


Recognise how technology is used in the wider world and their implications.

hospitals use heart monitors, companies use emails, TV companies use cameras. Discuss the positive and negative implications.


Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.


Use technology safely and respectfully

visiting appropriate websites and writing appropriate comments on platforms such as Frog.


Understand the importance of keeping their private information secure and secret.

not sharing name, address, school etc.


Understand where they can go for support, help and guidance if they have concerns about the content or contact they have been exposed to on the internet.

Understand the need to tell an adult if they see inappropriate content online or if they have contacted anybody through the use of the internet. CEOP button.


Begin to understand that some areas of the internet and digital technology on the whole are inappropriate for their age group and why.

they understand some websites would be inappropriate to visit and some games would be inappropriate to play because of the age certificate.

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