Computing

Please see our Setting Sails Curriculum for our Computing Curriculum. This section of our website aims to give guidance to parents on how to keep your child safe online at home.

 

Stories about online safety

Below are some stories you may wish to share with your child about online safety. These have been shared and discussed with them also at school during Safer Internet Day:

https://www.childnet.com/resources/digiduck-stories

https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

 

Web support and advice

Below are some websites that offer parents advice on use and age guidelines of different apps, games and websites, as well as support and information on how to support your children in keeping safe online:

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/ 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ 

https://parentinfo.org/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

 

Useful apps

Below are some apps that offer parents advice on use and age guidelines of different apps, games and websites, as well as support and information on how to support your children in keeping safe online:

The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.
This helps you to safeguard your children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.

Vodafone Digital pledge

The Digital Family Pledge is a free online safety tool created for families by Vodafone. It aims to helps us think about setting good digital habits at home.

The Pledge covers four important topics: screen time, online bullying, social media, and gaming – and using a series of quiz like questions prompts families to discuss and agree some rules on how to use tech and act online. The information is tailored for children 5-13 years.

Please click on the link below and discuss with your family at home. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete together and is best accessed on a tablet or mobile device.

http://www.vodafone.co.uk/familypledge

 

Vodafone digital parenting magazine

Issue 1: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon095780.pdf

Issue 2: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon095781.pdf

Issue 3: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon095782.pdf

Issue 4: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon095783.pdf

Issue 5: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon095784.pdf

Issue 6: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon095785.pdf

Issue 7: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon096227.pdf

Issue 8: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon103583.pdf