As every part of our lives become increasingly technological based, it is vitally important that the children develop an understanding of the processes behind their screens, that they become digitally literate.
The phenomenal rate of advancement in the computing world means that it is incredibly difficult to keep up with current hardware and software, but at Hayward's we strive to give our children as much help as they need in understanding the basics, as well as experience using and manipulating different media.
SAFER INTERNET DAY - KEEPING SAFE ONLINE
School recently recognised 'Safer Internet Day'. We were fortunate enough to acquire the services of Alan Earl (a leading Internet Safety expert) who came in to talk to the children about the importance of keeping safe online. He also then led a presentation for parents about the importance of working together, with your child, to understand their online world and to set up shared boundaries and expectations.
Alan Earl - http://www.aeconsultancy.org.uk/
In this modern and technology-driven world we all need to be ever vigilant when spending time online; children, especially, need to learn how to cope with the many pitfalls involved with a connected life. A range of activities took place throughout the week which included children producing a record of their digital footprint online;