Experiences of e-safety within primary school education

Hayley Henderson-Martin

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This research aims to establish what the current e-safety teaching strategies are within primary schools in England in relation to the National Curriculum and current office for standards in education (OFSTED) guidelines. The project focuses on up to three primary schools in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire where relationships have been established to identify how e-safety is approached and where it is adequately addressed and/or taught. During the initial stage of the project teachers will be interviewed and observed at the heart of this environment within their primary school setting. The intention of the initial study is to inform and direct subsequent research involving children within each particular school. The second stage of the project will establish what impact the current teaching strategies have on the children and the messages that are being received, interpreted and understood by them. The results of both studies will establish how effective the current teaching strategies are and their impact on young children to provide the necessary evidence to influence key stakeholders and make recommendations and support for an improved strategy and consistent approach to e-safety in primary schools in England.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICERI2013 Proceedings
Place of PublicationSeville, Spain
PublisherInternational Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Number of pages7454
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013


  • e-safety
  • children and young people
  • education
  • research project
  • policy formation


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