This is an integral part of the whole curriculum, as well as children developing explicit ICT skills. Our aim is to facilitate children to become digitally literate and be able to express their ideas through ICT, thus becoming active participants in a digital world. We are fortunate to have an ICT suite, laptops and a few ipads for children to develop their skills. The children are taught online safety skills as an essential element of the curriculum.
Key Stage two children also can use the ICT suite at lunchtimes to follow their own interests, under the watchful eye of a teacher.
Dymchurch is committed to ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to protect our students; both in school and offsite. Our e-safety policy can be found on our website.
Read on to find out more about how to keep children safe online.
The internet provides plenty of information to support our students’ learning when in school, our students are protected by filtering software to ensure the information is appropriate and secure.
There are many resources available to parents and children to ensure they are aware of the potential risks and dangers the internet contains.
Get Safe Online (hyperlink) https://www.getsafeonline.org/
is the UK’s leading source of factual and easy to understand information relating to online security. It provides advice on how to protect yourself, your computer and mobile devices against fraud, id theft, viruses and many other problems found online.
CEOP Internet Safety (hyperlink) http://ceop.police.uk/
CEOP are dedicated to stopping the abuse of children online. CEOP are working closely with social networking sites to provide safety advice for children.
Think U Know (hyperlink) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
offers advice on mobile phone use, online games and social networking. You can register to receive updates on the latest news and internet safety tips.