You have to say that in the style of a crazed dentist
or is it just me?
Today was Safer Internet Day and our Digital Leaders did us proud.
For weeks they’ve spent dinner times planning and preparing a video and quiz.
How much involvement have I had? Truthfully, not much. In fact, until today I hadn’t even seen the finished product.
This morning they set everything up and tested the quiz – there was one minor blip where a question said “How do you spell cyber?”
Once we’d worked through the flawed logic and rephrased it they were ready to go.
And they were fantastic – they worked with FP first and they had the younger pupils eating out of their hands. The video, a great mix of safety messages and a rather funky dance to teach them where to get help if they are being cyber bullied was a pleasure to watch.
The quiz went well – and at the end they (the DLs) were confident that they had delivered the safety message successfully.
So why do I have this continual worry about their e-safety? I think the truth is that we are training our children to be able to answer our questions on e-safety correctly.
In my school the correct text book answers come thick and fast.
Ask the question and the hands shoot up
They all tell us that a friend online should be someone they know but I’d bet my second best iPad that many of them interact with strangers.
They overshare – the internet has always been there for them and they know no fear.
They can tell us how to deal with a cyber bully – but do they? Or are they keyboard warriors retaliating, or passive victims feeling scared and diminished?
What’s the answer? I wish I knew.