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‘Leaders have introduced a range of programmes aimed at building pupils’ resilience and love of learning’

OFSTED 2017

Victoria Drive PRU is committed to preparing children for the twenty first century, which is an increasingly technological world. In order to do this we continually extend our expertise and understanding of the resources available and the software that we use. The pupils are taught the main elements of Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy through our cross-curricular approach. The children use computers for word processing, simulations, controlling and monitoring devices. Children have the opportunity to use iPads regularly for learning and as a digital media tool. There is a wide range of exciting educational applications to support these activities. We aim for children to be confident users of computers and everyday technology. A high priority for us is Safeguarding children. Online safety and the importance of knowing the rules of using the internet is regularly discussed in sessions, alongside Online Safety events throughout the year and posters are displayed around the school.

To help support your child with online safety:

  • https://www.childnet.com/blog/free-internet-safety-resources-for-parents
  • https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/resource-centre?s=33
Algorithm – 
The Children Learn How To Program The Bee-Bot

Please click on the image below for our Acceptable Use Policies

For Internet Safety, Support and Advice – Think You Know –  Online Safety Guidlines

Below you will find a list of websites and pdf’s with information for Parents / Carers and Children on staying safe online and fake news

 

Think you know – Supporting you to deliver education and raise awareness of online child abuse and exploitation

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-parents-helpsheet-primary.pdf

LgfL – Top Tips and Ideas for Parents to Keep Children Safe Online during Covid School Closures

https://safeblog.lgfl.net/2020/04/top-tips-and-ideas-for-parents-to-keep-children-safe-online-during-covid-school-closures/?mc_cid=f9e4c8366a&mc_eid=f6a5b57f68

Childnet – Charity that work with children

https://www.childnet.com/resources

NSPCC – Online Safety

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

UK Safer Internet Centre

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

GOV.UK – UK Council for Internet Safety

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-parents-and-carers/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-parents-and-carers-whose-children-are-using-social-media

Some Literacy and Articles on Fake News and the affects it has on Children’s Mental Health as well as explaining it to children and helping them spot fake news

National Literacy Trust

https://cdn.literacytrust.org.uk/media/documents/Fake_news_and_critical_literacy_-_final_report.pdf

Guardia

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/nov/04/fake-online-influencers-a-danger-to-children-say-campaigners

Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/coronavirus-having-major-impact-on-young-people-with-mental-health-needs-new-survey/

Express & Star

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/coronavirus-having-major-impact-on-young-people-with-mental-health-needs-new-survey/

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zr2yscw/fact-or-fake/1

Newsround

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906931

Common Sense Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-spot-fake-news-and-teach-kids-to-be-media-savvy

Parent Info

https://parentinfo.org/article/coronavirus-how-to-help-children-spot-fake-news

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Victoria Drive Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
78 Victoria Drive
Southfields
London
SW19 6HR

Contact: Sarah Parmenter

Phone: 020 8780 2360

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