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.
Pupil Acceptable Use Policies
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:
Being Safe Online Outside School
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.
YouTube and inappropriate children’s videos
This factsheet is by The Key about inappropriate children’s videos on YouTube and how to protect your child 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:
A video about online safety in
(click the YouTube logo while it’s playing and it’ll take you to the full website which has more information and the lyrics.)