At ARK Tindal E-safety is considered important for children, staff and parents, both in and out of school. Below is a list of safe software and websites recommended to help children and parents at home to use the internet safely.

 

Recommended Safe Software Choices

Word Processing

Google Docs - Free

Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one. Use here.

Microsoft Word - Paid

With Microsoft Word 2013, discover an improved screen-reading experience, new ways to work together and tools to polish your documents like a professional. Download here.

Spreadsheets

Google Sheets - Free

Create a new spreadsheet and edit with others at the same time -- from your computer, phone or tablet. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use here.

Microsoft Excel - Paid

Install Excel on your PC or Mac, on tablets and smartphones for when you're on the go, and use Excel on the Web with Office Online for everywhere in between. Download here.

Presentations

Google Slides - Free

Create a new presentation and edit with others at the same time. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use Slides to edit PowerPoint files. Use here.

Microsoft PowerPoint - Paid

Explore how PowerPoint can help you tell a powerful story in your presentations and easily share your slides on the web. Download here.

Image Editing

Pixlr - Free

Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. Use here.

Adobe Photoshop - Paid

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X. Download here.

Language Learning

Duolingo - Free

Offers free language instruction where users translate documents and vote on the accuracy of those translations. Use here.

Rosetta Stone - Paid

Rosetta Stone is the world's best language-learning software. Choose from more than 30 languages. Download here.

 

Recommended Safe Websites for Learning

Reading

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support your children's learning, both at home and at school. Use here.

Maths

Mathletics

Mathletics is the next generation in online Math learning platform, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. Use here.

TES Iboard

Discover hundreds of free interactive resources. Use here.

Times Tables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Use here.

BBC Bitesize

Fun activities to help children at KS1 and KS2 learn more about Literacy, Maths and Science. KS1 here and KS2 here

Literacy

BBC Bitesize

Fun activities to help children at KS1 and KS2 learn more about Literacy, Maths and Science. KS1 here and KS2 here

Science

TES Iboard

Discover hundreds of free interactive resources. Use here.

 

Parent Controls and Antivirus

Norton Antivirus Free

Norton Antivirus Free is a free software that offers both virus protection and parental controls. You can sign up and download for free here.

MalwareBytes Free

Should you ever encounter a virus, MalwareBytes Free can be used to safely clean your computer. It can be downloaded for free here.

CCleaner Free

 

Your computer should also be decluttered from time to time. CCleaner Free is a quick and easy tool for clearing junk files. It can be downloaded for free here.