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Glebe Primary School

Computing and E-safety

The Primary National Curriculum for Computing explains that children are entitled to high-quality computing teaching which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world of computing. The core teaching in Computing is computing science where pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to implement this through the use of programming. Building on this, pupils are encouraged to use information technology to create programs, system and a range of content. Computing ensures that pupils become digitally literate, to enable them to play an active part in their future workplace and endeavours. 

At Glebe Primary, we use ‘Teach Computing’ as the basis of our weekly computing lessons. This is then adapted based on the needs and interests of our pupils within each cohort. Each half term has a different focus, shared by all the year groups but with progressively more complex outcomes and contexts. 

E-safety

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

 

You can download the DfE advice for parents on e-safety here.

You can access the DfE online parents support website called Parent Info here

 

At Home

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

You can download a simple checklist below that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face.  Or you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.  Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online

 

At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.  For more information you can download our E-safety policy and see additional resources below. 

Teaching and Learning of Computing

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