Being safe and learning how to stay safe are at the heart of our school day, but especially when using technology. Technology offers great opportunities but could put us at unexpected risk. At NCPS we learn that the online world is not the same as the real world so communicating, working or playing online may have tremendous impact on our real lives both now and in the future.
Look below to see some of the events, activities and websites we have experienced this year.
The whole school joined together to share the activities they had taken part in, and the important skills they had learned.
6S read in groups and performed to each other three short play-scripts. The scripts dealt with the three headings Create, Connect and Share. Our children had fun with this activity and were able to empathise with the characters whilst comprehending serious messages.
Officer Stephen Parker came and gave a frank and sincere talk with powerful messages, images and films - about online safety, which is particularly important for our 10 and 11 year olds.
Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surrey, who loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed via the internet and murdered on February 17th 2014 by someone, from Grays in Essex, whom he met online.
We were please to welcome staff from NSPCC, who came to speak with us about Speak Out. Speak Out promotes and encourages children to talk and share problems or questions they have relating to relationships in the real and virtual life. It aims to combat all forms of abuse, including: verbal, emotional, physical or sexual and give strategies to Speak Out against abuse.
6S talked in group discussions, played games and made pledges to Speak Out and Stay Safe.
Explore their website and find advice and resources for children and families.