St Columba's Catholic Primary School

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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God

Computing

Preparing our pupils for the digital world; unlocking the potential

Intent
At St Columba’s Primary School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students’ lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely whilst preparing our children for society and future job roles that are yet to have even been imagined.

Children have access to a range of digital media and devices to enhance their ability to utilise technology; these include laptops, iPads, Interactive Smartboards and Chromebooks. By exposing our children to a wide range of technologies, we can begin to address social inequalities and narrow the gaps for our disadvantaged children.

Children are taught to appreciate the benefits of technology but equally the limitations so that they do not become over reliant on its use. Through the creative use of our computing provision, we aim to break down the barriers faced by children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to allow them to fully participate in the Digital world.

National Online safety day 8th February 2022

Safer Internet Day 2022 will be celebrated on 8th February with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.

ABOUT SAFER INTERNET DAY

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’

Online safety support for parents

The national online safety website has some brilliant user guides for: technology, apps, gaming and general use of the internet. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

Below are some user guides you may find useful: