Our vision – ‘Developing ICT knowledge and skills for all our futures’
Article 19 – ‘You have the right to be kept safe’
ICT has become a life-skill and digital competency is vital to access life-long learning and employment. We believe that it is advisable for parents to consider the importance of e-safety when allowing their children access to the internet at home.
These features of the Internet make it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day …
- the internet is an open communications channel available to all.
- applications such as the World Wide Web (the ‘Web’), e-mail and chat all transmit information over the Internet to many locations in the world at low cost.
- anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction.
We need to be aware that:
- some of the material is published for an adult audience and is unsuitable for pupils.
- some people use the Web to publish information on weapons, crime and racism that would be more restricted elsewhere.
- e‑mail and chat communication could also provide opportunities for adults to make contact with children for inappropriate reasons.
The internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. Let’s make sure we are ‘S.M.A.R.T’ online at all times!!
The links below will provide resources/information linked to e-safety. Please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff about how we monitor e-safety at Cwmrhydyceirw.
Recommended links for internet safety –
Learn ICT –
Hwb eSafety –
Here are some games that we like to use in school and can be used at home as well. *REMEMBER – be safe online and limit the amount of time you spend on the computer or using a tablet.
Scratch – a free coding website where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Please ask your teacher for you log in details to save your work. Scratch Junior is also available to download on your tablet and is better suited for our younger pupils.
Hour of Code – an hour session showing you the basics of coding and computer science. Suitable for nursery-Year 6.
Hwb – Hwb is the digital platform for learning in Wales. Hwb gives you access to plenty of resources including Word, PowerPoint and Just2Easy where you can paint and draw, as well as practice timestables and spelling using J2Blast. Ask your teacher for your log in details and remember to save any work you do.
CRC gets Social
Twitter – CRC is on Twitter! Follow us to see what each class gets up to each week.
Seesaw – Nursery and Reception classes can use the Seesaw app to see what we get up to in Foundation Phase. Please speak to your child’s class teacher for the passwords to our class blogs if you are in Year 1 or Year 2.