Computing is introduced in the Early Years and taught throughout the school every week. As the girls get older, they are taught to use Chromebooks to research and present their ideas across all subjects. Coding is introduced at an early age and has proven to be one of our most popular after school clubs for KS1 students. The girls also develop touch typing skills, which supports their learning in literacy in a less obvious way than a traditional spelling test!
At each stage we ensure that our girls are taught to interact responsibly, with an awareness of appropriate behaviour, appropriate language and the importance of privacy and protecting their identity online.
We regularly welcome Online Safety experts into school to do workshops with parents, pupils and staff as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring safety at school and at home.
Please look at the following Websites for more information and advice:
From the NSPCC website:
Tips to help keep children safe on the Internet and social networks
Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe. You can also use parental controls on social networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see.
Preventing your children from using the Internet or mobile phones won’t keep them safe in the long run, so it’s important to have conversations that help your child understand how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.
1. Have the conversation early and often
2. Explore online together
3. Know who your child is talking to online
4. Set rules and agree boundaries
5. Make sure that content is age-appropriate
6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
7. Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools