Ms Louise Roberts
Computing Subject Leader
How do we teach Computing?
- self image and identity - how people may be different online to the real world
- online relationships - how to communicate safely and respectfully online
- online reputation - what I should say and do online
- online bullying - how to seek help with online bullying and recognise what this is
- managing online information - using search engines safely
- health, wellbeing and lifestyle - rules for using technology
- privacy and security - personal information sharing and passwords
- copyright and ownership - who content on the internet belongs to
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
Online Safety Tips for parents
We hope the following tips are helpful at home.
- Tell your child to tell a trusted grownup if they feel worried about anything they experience online.
- Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to.
- Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
- Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience.
- Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends, including any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. If your child publishes a picture or video online, anyone can change it or share it. Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images.
- If your child receives spam or junk email remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them. It’s not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don’t know. They won’t know what they contain — it could be a virus or an inappropriate image.
- Help your child to understand that some people lie online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust.
- Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
Online Safety Websites
You may find these websites useful if you wish find out more about internet safety:
- www.ceop.gov.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the abuse of children. They are a Government agency that is part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- www.commonsensemedia.org - is a great website for parents to check out the content and suitability of games, movies, tv shows and books to make an informed decision about what children should be accessing.