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 email addresses while at Barming Primary School. They will learn about email and in Year 3 use a computer program that is similar to email but is not connected to the Internet at all.
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 Computing and Online 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 many inappropriate pages. However, children are taught to close the window and get an adult if they see something on screen that is not what they expected. We have had many assemblies supporting children with this to ensure they stay safe online!