Online Safety

Online Safety @ Appletree
At Appletree, we recognise the digital world is vast and ever changing and can be difficult to navigate for both adults and children. For that reason, online safety is a regular part of our curriculum at an appropriate level, for example, using the Jigsaw PSHE programme or our computing curriculum. 
We strive to ensure our learners become safe and responsible users of technology.
We use Project Evolve  to prioritise topics and issues on a regular basis to support pupils to apply their knowledge and keep information relevant.
 Our curriculum is further enhanced through assemblies and taking part in annual National and Global events such as Safer Internet Day and Anti Bullying week.

Staff are kept up to date with E-safety training provided by NT ICT Specialists, National College Online, our DSLs and Clenell Education Solutions .
What is Project Evolve?
"ProjectEVOLVE is a free digital literacy toolkit that supports online development in children and young people. It assists professionals in educating, guiding and supporting them through their use of technology in their online life. The toolkit covers over 600 separate resources that cover various topics and age ranges from very young children, right up to 18.  It establishes some of the fundamental building blocks around the right sort of education needed for their online development and wellbeing."
Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.