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Primary education: listening and observing
Primary education: listening and observing

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Session 5: Connected children


This is the first of two sessions on children and technology. Children’s use of technology tends to generate much debate, and some anxiety. Digital technologies offer many opportunities for children to learn and to play, but there can be risks to children in online environments, and ‘e-safety’ has become an important topic in primary schools.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • understand digital literacy and twenty-first century skills
  • recognise the impact of technologies and digital literacy on children’s lives and their learning
  • identify some of the opportunities and risks that the connected world brings for children.