Computing is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.
At Dines Green Community Primary School and Nursery we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively. We recognise that computing and technology are an ever increasing part of day to day life and we aim to ensure that all children are prepared for the future and the technology it holds. At Dines Green e-safety is at the core of all computing teaching. Pupils learning of the whole curriculum is enhanced through the use of a range of technologies.
E-safety at Dines Green
At Dines Green, we believe that the effective use of technology and the internet is an integral part of children’s lives. It not only provides the children with so many educational opportunities but also provides them with the access to essential skills for our rapidly developing and technological enhanced lives.
Whether the children are using the computers at school, a laptop at home, a smartphone or games console, children are able to access the internet in an increasing number of ways.
As part of our curriculum and development of skills, we provide supervised access to the Internet and all of the relevant resources which that may include. As we would protect the children in the ‘real world’, we need to make sure they are completely safe whatever they are doing. Pupils are taught how to use the internet safely and responsibly and to use it in line with our school Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
Online safety skills are lifelong skills and if we can get children to understand the risks and to make sensible and well informed choices when online then they will get the most from the internet, whilst staying safe.