"What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It is the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve JobsComputing is about more than just computers. It gives users the opportunity to be creative and to draw links from maths, science, art and design technology. Our Computing delivery enables pupils to learn how digital systems work and how to change content through programming. Pupils are encouraged to develop their computational thinking skills through planning, testing and de-bugging systems. We want to fully equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be digitally literate and technologically capable in their future workplace.E-SafetyAt the start of each term and throughout each Computing unit, teachers deliver key e-safety messages to their class. This helps our pupils to become more informed online users. They are better equipped to deal with incidents (should they arise) they understand what is acceptable and non-acceptable online behaviour and know who their trusted adults are in the home and at school.
Safer Internet Day 2020
We believe that the internet should be a place of opportunities for children and young people, where they can create, engage and share freely and positively. Follow the tips below to help maintain positive online experiences.
- Always keep your personal information safe online
- If someone is treating you or your friends unkindly online, or not respecting you for who you are, you can use the block and report buttons to take positive action to stop it, and make sure you tell someone too.
- If you are ever unsure about something you see online, or anything makes you feel worried, upset or confused then ask an adult that you trust for some help and advice
- Above all, remember to have fun and enjoy the many benefits the internet brings!
- Talk regularly with your child about how they use technology. Find out how they like to represent and express themselves online, and how being online makes them feel. Listening to your child will give you the best possible idea of how you can support them.
- There are lots of tools to help you manage the devices used by your family. For example, knowing how to activate and use parental controls can help protect your child from seeing inappropriate content online
- Just as we tell young people to talk about what they are unsure of, make sure you do too! Chances are that you’ll find other parents or carers who are trying to figure out how to make the internet work for their family! You can also ask your child's teacher for further guidance.
Keep your eyes peeled for Elmhurst pupils sharing their thoughts on what a safe internet looks like.
'Online Safety Advice for Parents'
Below are some useful links that offer further guidance for parents on how to promote e-safety at home for all of the family.LINKS