Computing and Online Safety

Pupils at Melling St Wilfrid CE Primary School have access to a range of online materials that enrich and extend teaching and learning opportunities. These include Accelerated Reader, Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Freckle, Spelling Shed and Google Classrooms.

The benefits to teaching and learning include:

  • Access to world-wide educational resources including museums and art galleries;
  • Information and cultural exchanges between pupils nationally and world-wide;
  • Assess to news and current affairs;
  • Access to educational materials and learning resources;

Internet access is an entitlement for pupils based on responsible use. Children will be taught from an early age that they are responsible for their actions on the internet. Children are given an Acceptable Use Policy to agree with in KS1 and KS2, after discussion with teacher about what it means.

Internet access will be carefully planned to enrich and extend learning opportunities as an integrated aspect of the curriculum. Pupils will be given clear objectives for Internet use and will access material under guidance from their class teacher. Teachers will supervise pupils and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that users only access material appropriate to their learning. Parents are informed that pupils will be provided with internet access to support their learning and parents are required to sign a Parental Consent Form.

Teaching our pupils to be safe online is at the heart of our computing curriculum. Some sites and resources to help you keep children safe online at home can be accessed using the following links.

External Link Icon Common Sense Media
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.
External Link Icon Internet Matters
We’re a non-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Learn more about why we do, what we do.
External Link Icon Childnet International
Advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.
External Link Icon NSPCC
Advice to help you learn about staying safe online as a family.
  Uk Safer Internet Centre
External Link Icon Support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.

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Melling St Wilfrid CE Primary School

Lodge Lane

Main Contact: Mrs. Rebecca Mason

Tel: 015242 21538