E-safety and ICT
At Discovery Primary School we have a fantastic ICT provision, including a state-of-the-art ICT suite, interactive screens in every classroom, a large set of iPads for each classroom, full green screen TV system, plus an abundance of laptops and desktop PCs. We also use special learning based software such as Sherston, MIT Scratch, SketchUp, and Espresso. These facilities are all used to support learning across the curriculum in particular our computing skills.
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Our pupils spend a great deal of time using the internet in school and at home. This is why it is important pupils at DPS learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.We use the CEOP website ThinkUKnow as a guide to internet safety and safe surfing for our children and parents. It teaches how to have fun, how to stay in control (or how to take control), and if necessary, how to report a problem when using websites, blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P or social media.
One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine. We have a list of safe search engines below:
www.safesearchkids.com | www.askforkids.com | www.kids.yahoo.com | www.kidsclick.org
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.