Computing and Internet
We live in a technologically-rich age and computers are now an integral part of our life. Working within the new 2014 national curriculum, ICT has become Computing with the emphasis now more on how computers and computer systems work, and how they are programmed. Although there have been changes, Computing is still an exciting creative subject able to motivate and enthuse pupils. It can enhance other areas of the curriculum and allows pupils to work on a wide range of skills, from resilience and reasoning to creativity. In this rapidly evolving subject, we aim to give pupils the capability to utilise resources available to them in a considered and safe way.
Setting up Internet Parental Controls at home
Click on this Parental Controls link to access this free resource or www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers for lots of useful information on internet safety.
Online Safety - A Parents' Guide to Technology
A Parents' Guide to Technology is an online resource providing advice for parents about the benefits, capabilities and potential risks of smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and internet-enabled media players. It introduces some of the most popular devices, such as the BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod Touch and 3DS, highlighting safety tools that are available, as well as setting out top tips to help parents encourage their children to stay safe when using these technologies.
Click on the link to access this resource.
Useful Information from Internet Safety Presentation
For those parents who were not able to attend the presentation given by Vicky Plested you can download the handouts given out - useful website addresses to find out more about internet safety and information and advice on cyberbulling.