Online Safety and Computing
At Welland Primary School we would like children to be fully equipped to live and work in the modern world. With a constantly evolving technological world around us, computing is forming a more important role than ever. Computing comes in many forms and is used throughout many of the national curriculum subjects we teach. We believe that throughout their primary years children should be taught a balance across all areas of computing; these should include understanding how to keep themselves safe online, how to use a range of different computing systems and how to use information technology purposefully to express themselves and create different programmes and systems.
At Welland Primary our computing curriculum is delivered through the computing scheme of Purplemash. This scheme allows children to work through a progression of skills relevant to their year level. It gives children the opportunities to try out new computing programmes and systems and how these may be used in the real world. Alongside our computing scheme of work, we deliver a rigorous online safety scheme which presents children with many real world problems that they may encounter as they explore the online world. Our online safety lessons encourage children to make their own choices about how to handle difficult situations and to explore what the outcome of their choices might lead to, within a safe teaching environment.
Click the image below to explore the 'Think you know' Website and learn more about staying safe online