Our vision is to embed computing in as many learning opportunities as possible. This will provide our children with concrete experiences of when and how they can use digital media in different aspects of their lives. Through stimulating and challenging experiences children will continue to develop their love for learning and through this become confident and independent users of a range of software and hardware. In the ever-changing digital world, we aim to provide all children with not only the skills to use the technology that exists today, but the life-long thinking skills and passion to continue to develop their love for computing through secondary school and beyond. At Hopton, we promote digital citizenship through modelling how social media should be used responsibly with a strong focus on creating a good digital footprint. Our facebook page demonstrates to our children how to positively use the internet to share joy and appropriate information.
The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives however children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
Alongside the embedding of e-safety in our curriculum, in February each year we partake in Safer Internet Day which is a global event exploring the importance of creating a safer internet environment together. At Hopton, we value the involvement of the whole school community for such an event, and as such involve parents and carers in an e-safety meeting, advertise the day in our school newsletter and involve all classes in internet safety activities.
If you would like further information about e-safety at Hopton and how you can support at home, please check out our documents and links below.