The Dot Com ‘values’ programme is a character-based learning tool that helps children grow the knowledge and confidence they need to make good decisions in life, especially about their own safety.
The programme is based on a cartoon character called Dot Com and is delivered through a series of age-appropriate ‘Dot journals’. These journals offer schools an up to date programme of work that can be taught by teaching assistants during teachers’ planning, preparation and assessment time or as part of the personal, social and health education curriculum.
Dot Com is a recommended PSHE resource supported by the Home Office. It is a 'safeguarding tool' to raise awareness and keep pupils safe from the dangers of abuse, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism. It promotes children's rights and fundamental British values. The programme will undoubtedly, help schools comply with the new legislation 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' and will give schools evidence that the children are being taught how to stay safe. The school can use this as part of their statutory risk assessment and as evidence for OFSTED that they are preparing children for life.