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Computing and E-Safety

At St Mary Cray we see the development of information communication technology as a vital skill that children need to succeed in the modern world. It is cross-curricular and we see the development of computing skills as crucial to the child’s ability to succeed in and out of school. The purpose of this policy is to state how the school intends to make this provision.

We follow the Department for Education' s National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2, details of which are published on the DfE's website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study

Useful Computing Websites

(please note these links will take you to external websites)

BBC Computing website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/computing/  
The National Museum of Computing - http://www.tnmoc.org/learn/support-parents 
National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education - www.naace.co.uk/
Computing at School -  www.computingatschool.org.uk/ Computing at School
Scratch - http://scratch.mit.edu/ 
Barclays Code Playground http://www.barclays.co.uk/LifeSkills/BarclaysCodePlayground/P1242686640999
E-safeguarding - http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/
National crime agency with a focus on online protection - www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

E-Safety

At St Mary Cray Primary Academy, we know the importance of helping to keep our learners safe online. As the digital world continues to develop we have to educate children on the potential dangers they may encounter and what to do if they have worries or concerns linked to online activities. We cover this through: our learning in Computing; assemblies and sessions in class.

This brilliant acrostic was written by a Year 5 student, to help remind us of the importance of e-Safety.

E safety is very useful when you’re online
S mart means you have to be sensible online
A ccepting emails might be dangerous if you’re not careful
F eelings might be part of the internet
T ell your parent if something has happened on the internet
E veryone must be safe online
Y es it’s ok to have fun but be you need to be safe!

Here are some useful websites to give you more information about cyber-bullying: www.internetmatters.org
www.saferinternet.org.uk
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
www.childnet.com - This site includes the Digiduck story which will be used with Caterpillars Class and KS1. You may share this with you child(ren) at home.

If you would like more information, or have any concerns please contact our Family Services Officer, Miss Khan, in the first instance.

These links will take you to the CEOPS Think U Know website which offers advice on staying safe online. 

Advice for children aged 5 - 7: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

Advice for children aged 8 - 10: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Advice for parents: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/