Computing is an important part of everyday life in the 21st Century and the computing curriculum at Allen Edwards provides children with the skills to use technology efficiently and safely.
The aims of the computing curriculum are to equip the future generations with the necessary skills for adult life and employment within the ever-changing technological environment we live in. Children can:
understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Being online is a part of our daily lives and it can be a phenomenal tool for learning and communicating effectively.
Currently, 1 in 3 internet users are children and 1 in 4 of those children have experienced something upsetting on a social networking site. We place a heavy emphasis on the teaching of Online Safety and the message becomes even stronger when reinforced at home.
Below is advice on what you can do to ensure that children are safe online:
Download Net Aware: a guide to the latest social apps, networks and games -
Work as a TEAM (Talk, Explore, Agree Manage)
Talk About Their Online World - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/
Explore Their Online World Together -
What website do they use?
How do they chat with people online?
What information do they share online?
Agree Rules -
Agree the rules that children will follow when online
Manage Your Family's Settings and Controls - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/