Computing, ICT and E-Safety

Our computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

 

Please click here for the Progression in Computing document (opens in window).

 

Information to help with KS1 Computing

The BBC Bitesize website has some great videos to help you understand parts of the new ‘computing’ curriculum. Click here  here to find out more.

E-Safety

There is a wealth of information and advice available online to help you and your family stay safe. Here are some starting points.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

A website advising and enabling those who wish to report possible online exploitation.

Childnet International – Supporting Young People Online
A great leaflet giving conversation starters for discussion at home with your child/children, general internet advice and gaming. Also available in languages other than English.

Childnet – Keeping Your Children Safe Online
Top tips for parents to help younger children stay safe online.

Childnet – International Family Agreement
A good place to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss how to behave in a positive way when online. Also includes template to make your own family agreement.

Connect Safely

A collection of guidebooks about apps, cyber-bullying and cyber-security.

Digital Resilience Toolkit 

See tips to help children become more digitally savvy and get the best out of their online world.

Digital Parenting – Vodaphone

Advice for parents in a digital age. Information on tablets, smartphones and the internet.

NSPCC – Share Aware

A guide to keeping your children safe online by being net aware.

UK Safer Internet Centre – Parental Controls
You can set up parental controls on all your devices using the above web page.

UK Safer Internet Centre – Parents’ Guide to Technology
A guide to help parents understand technology eg smartphones, tablets and gaming devices

Think U Know
A site to find the latest information on websites that children like to visit, mobiles and new technology.

PEGI
If you are thinking of purchasing a game for a console or your child is playing a game online. You can check the content and suitability here.