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Computing

At Wells Park, technology is used across the curriculum to support and enhance learning. Children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Classes follow the curriculum outlined on the Curriculum Overview page, to ensure that each child experiences a full and varied computing curriculum. This learning is achieved through teaching the skills and uses of different software and hardware. We also regularly educate the children in online-safety so that they can enjoy and use the World Wide Web safely. 

Esafety

Keeping safe is important for all of us, increasingly so when online. At school pupils regularly learn about how to keep themselves safer when online, but below are some support sheets to help you at home. 

Advice for parents and carers You can help parents and carers you work with keep their children safer online by sharing these new resources:

Cyberbullying or Online bullying  is when someone uses technology (such as the internet or a mobile phone) to bully others. Helpful resources are here

Stop Abuse Together: A new government resource to help keep children and young people safer from sexual abuse Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned. The new Stop Abuse Together website (stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk) can help parents and carers learn to spot the signs, have regular conversations with their child which can help keep them safer, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support. Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents and carers This guidance for parents and carers is based on the voices of children and young people and gives tips to adults about how they can support children to stay safer online. The guide for parents and carers and summary poster are available to download from the Children’s Commissioner for England’s website.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service SWGfL and the Marie Collins Foundation have launched the new Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service to support professionals working with children and young people in England. The service helps professionals to respond to incidents of harmful sexual behaviour in their setting. More information can be found in our guidance article. If you’re planning online safety lessons for this term, please remember that we have a variety of resources available to download for use with children and young people aged 4-18 on our website, www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources

Resources for children and young people  As half term approaches, children and young people will spend more time online and many will play games for entertainment over the break. You can share our Band Runner game with children and young people you work with. It’s a fun way for 8-10s to learn about safer use of technology.
They will learn to:
  • distinguish between safe and unsafe behaviours online
  • feel more confident to seek help from a trusted adult when they need it
  • understand how they can use our 8-10s website to seek advice and support
The game can be accessed on our 8-10s website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10
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