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UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework

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UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework

The Education for a Connected World framework 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.

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Aims of the Framework

Schools can develop their teaching using the framework which has been broken down into 8 separate aspects of online education:

  1. Self-Image and identity
  2. Online relationships
  3. Online reputation
  4. Online bullying
  5. Managing online information
  6. Health, well-being and lifestyle
  7. Privacy and security
  8. Copyright and ownership

Using Education for a Connected World

School leaders, teachers and other members of the children’s workforce can use this framework for a wide range of purposes, including:

  • Developing a rich, effective and developmental curriculum, which will support young people to be safe, healthy and thriving online
  • Auditing and evaluating existing provision of online safety education
  • Coordinating delivery of online safety education throughout the curriculum
  • Improving engagement across the wider school community on issues related to online safety
  • Developing effective training for staff and governors/board members

Online safety is a whole school issue. The framework aims to support the development of the curriculum and is of particular relevance to PSHE education and Computing. It is designed, however, to be usable across the curriculum and to be central to a whole school approach to safeguarding and online safety. [page 2]

Schools should refer to the ‘Teaching Online Safety in Schools’ guidance to see how the framework can be implemented within a school environment.

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Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF)

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Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

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Inspecting Safeguarding

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DfE Teaching Online Safety in Schools Guidance

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