The Computing curriculum aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology (ICT) creatively and purposefully. A key aspect of this lies in being “digitally literate”. Online technologies play a huge role and so providing a broad and balanced online safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively.
“Digital Literacy” - a definition:
1. The ability to find, evaluate, use, share, and create content using computers and the Internet.
2. The ability to understand and use information in different formats (articles, journals, videos, etc) from different sources (web search, news website, someone’s blog, etc) when presented on a computer.
The concept of literacy is more than just being able to read - it’s about reading with meaning. You can’t understand information found on the Internet without evaluating its sources and placing it in context.
Pupils are learning about acceptable online use and each class is signing an acceptable use policy agreements for pupils. You can view these agreements from the notices section of our letters page here:
At school the children’s use of the Internet is controlled, filtered and closely monitored. The information and web sites below can help you as parents understand online safety and, if necessary, use tools to keep your child(ren) safe online.
Parental Controls are available for all computers, mobile devices, phones, etc to help reduce the chance that your children will come across inappropriate or offensive content online. More information about this is in the notices section of our letters page here:
These clear and informative booklets (from Sophos) are free for you to download.
|The Little BIG Book of Badness||-||a guidebook for students and parents on how to stay safe on the Internet|
|Threatsaurus||-||an A to Z of computer and data security threats|
A short Key Stage 2 film by CEOP to help children understand what constitutes personal information and the risks of posting personal details online for everyone to see.
For parents of primary school children.
A great site aiming to make online parenting simple. It includes practical tips and simple guidance.
Get Safe Online - short videos
Get Safe Online - safe social networking
A guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.
NSPCC NetAware - a parents guide to Pokémon Go
A not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.