Computing and the use of digital devices is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing
an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, schools need to build in the use
of these technologies in order to arm our young people with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.
Computing and ICT covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning. It is also important to
recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of computing within our society as a whole. Currently the apps and
software children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:
* Mobile devices
* Video & Multimedia
Whilst exciting and beneficial all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these technologies.
At Meadows Primary School and Nursery we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-safety issues; teaching
them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet
and related technologies. We endeavour to embed e-safety messages across the curriculum whenever the internet and/or
related technologies are used. These messages will be appropriate to the age of the children being taught.
2Simple have put together this informative guide to help support parents in enabling their children to grow into a responsible
digital citizen who is able to keep themselves safe while, at the same time, getting the very best from the digital world.
In this guide, you will find tips and advice for each of the key areas of online safety for primary-aged children.
Each of these areas is further broken down into tips for parents of children aged 5 to 7 and for those of children aged 7 to 11.
Click the link below to find out more about how to keep your child safe online
For further information and some useful guides please see below:
'MOMO '- Warning
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection - Thinkuknow
National Online Safety
Being Kind Online
What Parents Need to know about Facebook Messenger
Supporting Children's Mental Health
O2 online safety information:
From May 2020 we have a new e-safety blog that will be updated at least weekly and will include information, resources, videos and work from the children.