Coordinator Mr James Joyce
Spring 1 Super Learning Day was a whole school opportunity for the children to learn more about their rights under the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child.
As part of the Super Learning Day, years 4, 5 & 6 took part in computing activities with Mr. Joyce and Mr. Ridgeway. Pupils were introduced to the Raspberry Pi computers and learned how to set up the computers as well as use them to code add on devices. The computing activities related to Article 17 of the convention.
You have the right to collect information from the media.
Article 17 of the UNCRC says children and young people should be able to access information, particularly from the media. They should be able to get information from many places— from their country and beyond.
Safer Internet Day 2018
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Click here to visit the safer internet centre website to learn more about the day.
Children from Year 1 to Year 6 will be learning about how to stay safe online and how they can help be apart of a better internet for all.
E-safety is taught as part of the computing curriculum and focuses on helping children to use the internet safely. This may include issues such as keeping information private, cyberbullying, stranger danger and behaving respectfully online.
It can be difficult knowing where to start when it comes to helping your child stay safe online.
Netaware is a fantastic resource which gives a simple overview and risk rating of the most popular apps and games that children are using. It can also be a great conversation starter with children about what they like to do online and how they stay safe.
You may feel uncertain of how to keep your child safe online and how to deal with any issues that may arise. The NSPCC has published a short document of guidance called Share Aware which you can view and download by clicking on the image below.
As part of the partnership between the NSPCC and O2, any parent or carer can take a device in to any O2 shop (they don’t have to be a customer) and ask for an appointment with a guru, who can show them how to set up safety settings.
There is also a helpline that offers advice and support about online safety
Tel: 0808 800 5002
In case you missed the E-safety workshop in January or would like to go over some of the points raised, you can view the presentation by selecting the document file below.
For more information on helping your children to stay safe online, select one of the options below.
Our digital leaders play a very important part in ensuring we have a well maintained computing environment around the school. Meeting regularly they contribute their valued opinions and ideas as to how to proceed and keep up to date with the computing curriculum. They also troubleshoot and help us recognise and fix any equipment issues.