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The Internet


The Internet has truely opened up multi-platform computing; If you have access to a web browser, you can complete most computing tasks. Of course, one must know how to navigate the web safely (see Internet Safety) and pupils should learn how the Internet operates and is constructed (see the Control page).


Internet Safety

Web Safety notes This Powerpoint slideshow is a useful accompaniment to a discussion on Internet Safety. It covers the main areas of digital communication and can be used with KS2 and KS3 students.
Thinkuknow Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Web Filter statutory guidance New statutory guidance for school web filters
Lightspeed Systems Web Filter This is a good filter, offering plenty of flexibilty and a high level of security and support.
Securus Software Excellent monitoring and safeguarding software.
Childnet Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Safer Internet UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Cool Sites

Faulkes-Telescope Sign up, then control this real telescope from your school computers.
Ancient Egypt Run by The British Museum, a very useful teaching resource with lots of interactive activities. (Requires Shockwave)
The Big Bus Subscription site, full of ineractive activities.
BBC Schools The BBC Schools website.
Espresso Superb media rich purchasable content.


ICT Teachers Schemes of work and Sample Policies.
Teachers' Online Resources The Teachers' Online Resources Webring (hosted by the7sisters) is a collection of approved websites offering a wealth of free resources. These resources may relate to ICT, or other subjects.
FTPc An FTP client to allow you to upload your Web pages in RISCOS.