Computing and Online Safety
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and at Tarleton Community Primary we endeavour to equip our children with the skills they will need for a the future workplace. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.
At Tarleton Community Primary we immerse the children in the use of Computing as much as possible through the use of our Learn Pad tablets. This high quality resource allows for robust cross-curricular links and we have found that their use elicits enthusiasm and engagement with learning from the children.
Here you can see children through from Early Years to Year 6 enjoying their learning with the Learn Pads.
Please find below the new AUPs (Acceptable Use Policies) that we will be sharing with the children after half term. These documents are to ensure that your child uses the internet safely, responsibly and respectfully in school.
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Tarleton Community Primary School.
Our Online Safety lessons in school are delivered through Purple Mash. The units of work build up every year demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. As a school we also take part in Safer Internet Day and our anti-bullying week in academic year 17-18 focused on Online Safety. With technology increasingly permeating all areas of our daily lives, through smart phones, tablets and televisions, staying safe whilst online is more important than ever.
To ensure that Online Safety works for our children in all areas of their lives we have created an Online Safety Committee made up of teachers, teaching assistants, governors, parents and children to discuss what we feel are the most pressing Online Safety concerns for all stakeholders in our school community. We had our first meeting in the Autumn term and our second meeting took place on Safer Internet Day.
If you would like any information or advice related to staying safe online then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Glaister through the school office.
Safer Internet Day 2018 is on Tuesday 6th February. The children had an assembly focused around the message of "Create, connect and share respect. A better internet starts with you." They completed various activities in class related to Online Safety. Please check your child's page to see what they got up to!
The Safer Internet Day 2018 website can be found by clicking here.
Below is the assembly presentation that was delivered to the children, please have a look and discuss any issues with your child.
Please use the links below to find out more information about keeping safe online.
Although there are many benefits to social networking, it can also be dangerous, as children are not always aware who they are talking to. Social networking sites do have age restrictions. As a school we use Facebook to share information with parents. Social networking sites have safety advice and have a report button, which should be used to report inappropriate use.
On Thursday 8th February Mr Glaister held a Social Media Workshop for parents in KS2. All the materials from this workshop are available to view and download below.
Facebook user guide:
Instagram user guide:
Snapchat user guide:
Twitter user guide:
WhatsApp user guide:
YouTube user guide:
For parents of KS1 children you may find the following YouTube clip useful for talking to your child about Online Safety: