Computing and E-Safety

Computers, cameras and other technological devices are used throughout the school.  Computing skills are taught both discretely and within other curriculum subjects. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning.

We have wireless internet access available throughout the school. Children have access to the interactive whiteboard, visualiser and banks of laptops in class as well as a wide range of portable technology such as talking cans, cameras, beebots, roamers and ipads.

We also take the rise of E-Safety very seriously and hold E-Safety days every term. Choose from the following links to find out more about Computing and E-Safety.

Digital Parenting

Parents can access copies of the popular Digital Parenting magazine here.

More information on internet safety for parents can be found on at Safe Network.

Hector’s World 

This popular children’s website that promotes the importance of e-safety and is aimed  at our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Children can watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely here.

Useful sites

CBeebies

Teaches the children to understand how Virtual learning works.

Swiggle

A new approved and safe search engine.

The Smart Crew

These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART, raising awareness of Internet Safety for our older Year 2 children.The crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

Dance Mat Typing

Improve your typing skills with Dance mat typing.

Tips for increasing E-Safety at home:

  • Have access to computers and the Internet in places where it can be monitored, such as the living room
  • Talk to your child about their use of ICT and get them to talk to you if they feel uncomfortable or access anything that concerns them
  • Use filtering or monitoring software
  • Talk to your child about our acceptable use guidelines: this sets our 4 clear rules (S.A.F.E) to stay safe on line. To view this click here.

Below are some links to sites you might find useful for more information

Think U Know for 5 – 7 year olds Hector’s World

Digi Duck’s Big Decision

Know It All Resources from Childnet.

Vodafone – Digital Parenting magazine

Facebook information from Think U Know

Useful information for Parents, from CEOP and The Parent Zone