The Internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.
Our school embraces technology, and because of this, we take a very active role in educating our pupils in how to use it safely with a clear, progressive online safety education programme as part of our Computing curriculum. This covers a range of skills and behaviours appropriate to their age and experience. We plan online use carefully to ensure that it is age-appropriate and supports the learning objectives for specific curriculum areas.
We make sure to remind students about their responsibilities through the pupil Acceptable Use Agreement and ensure staff are aware of their responsibility to model safe and responsible behaviour in their own use of technology as well. Thomas Fairchild ensures that pupils understand issues around plagiarism, how to check copyright and also know that they must respect and acknowledge intellectual property rights. With these skills we ensure that our pupils are able to get the most out of their digital learning in order to help them achieve a high-quality computing education, which would equip them to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.