How children use ICT at school:
Many activities involve computer software that is not connected to the internet and is produced in the same way that books are written, i.e. to be appropriate for particular age groups. Using ICT in school is important as it can:
Children are not given individual e-mail addresses while at Barming. They will learn about e-mail and in Year 3 use a computer program that is similar to e-mail but is not connected to the Internet at all. Some classes will be able to e-mail homework or other tasks to an e-mail address at school, but the children are told to ask their parents for permission to do this and parents may want them to use their e-mail address. E-mailing a homework is helpful in that it can save the cost of printer ink.
For most tasks where children need to go on the internet they will be given a link to click on to a particular site. Some of these links are in our Year Group pages on this website and the children can then access these sites at school and at home. Whenever children are using the Internet at school they are supervised. Older children do learn to use Search Engines as part of their ICT and E-safety education, but they are directed to particular searches. The school makes use of a very strong filtering system which will not allow access to any social-networking sites and also filters out any sites which might be inappropriate.
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