Purpose of study
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The internet is a fantastic place to visit, we learn things, we can play games and we can meet new people. We use it a lot at OLSK but we make sure that we use it safely.
Use a 'safe search' search engine. http://www.safesearchkids.org
Set up filtering on your home internet.http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls
This link gives parents information about Facebook privacy settings, children should not be on Facebook if they are under 13 and they should be educated about the content of the website http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com
We learn about E-Safety as part of our computing lessons, if children need to report inappropriate content they see online then they can visit the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/