Meet our new Digital Leaders. This lovely group of year 6 pupils will help support pupils and staff with Computing over the next year before sharing their knowledge with the incoming team. They are available to help teachers and their classes with queries and support with the ICT equipment. They will be helping to monitor the ICT Suite and will be promoting online safety through out the year.
What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Persuasive Design Online
Apps and sites are all competing for our attention 📢👀 Over the years, numerous strategies have been developed which are intended to influence users’ behaviour – making us more likely to remain on a site, game or platform for longer periods of time. These techniques are known as ‘persuasive design’ and can have a particularly profound effect on children and young people 😳
Despite these tactics’ evident effectiveness, there are still plenty of ways to help prevent yourself (and your child) from being psychologically swayed. This week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide breaks down the potential risks posed by persuasive design online – and offers some top tips for recognising and reducing its impact on young people’s decision making.
Keep up with the latest apps games and tech your children are using, with the worlds most comprehensive online safety app for parents.
On the National Online Safety app you’ll find:
Scan the QR code on the photo below, to get started.
Digital Leader Assembly - Staying Safe Online
Our amazing digital leaders did an assembly to celebrate National Internet Safety Day on 'Want to talk about it?' and how important it is to get help if worried.
National College Online Safety
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.
We are therefore delighted to announce that Brentry Primary School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:
To create your account, please follow https://nationalcollege.com/enrol/brentry-primary-school and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
Alternatively, search for ‘National Online Safety’ in the App Store/Google Play Store.
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre .
Meet our Digital Leaders. This lovely group have additional responsibilities within School to help support pupils and staff with Computing. They are available to help teachers and their classes with queries and support with the ICT equipment. They will be helping to monitor the ICT Suite and will be promoting online safety through out the year.
Rational and Intent
Safer Internet Day 2020
Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. All pupils in Y1 - 6 at Brentry Primary School will be taking part in lessons and assemblies with regards to using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
This year we specifically looked at online identities and all children during their Computing lessons got the opportunity to create their own online avatar. We have been discussing how avatars reflect our identities or not and what the advantages and disadvantages are of using avatars online.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Find out more at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.
All pupils at Brentry Primary School from Y1 - Y6 receive weekly computing lessons and cover the following subjects:
Children and young people today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities, and yet they face many potential pitfalls. Meanwhile, schools are dealing with the associated ramifications – for example, cyberbullying, digital cheating, desensitisation and the lack of understanding of permanency and replication. These safety and security concerns underscore the need for children and young people to learn -- and for teachers to teach -- digital literacy and citizenship skills and for schools to support their pupils to act responsibly and to use the internet in a better way.
SWGfL have produced schemes of learning for all year groups, from Foundation Stage to Keystage 5. These are based on Common Sense Media’s FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, which empowers learners to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. These 21st-century skills are essential for children and young people to harness the full potential of technology for learning.
Brentry Primary School follow the SWGfL schemes for years 1 - 6. Full details can be found at https://digital-literacy.org.uk/