eSafety Training and Awareness Sessions for Schools
Courses for Pupils, Teachers and Parents
eSafety Talks for Schools
Protecting from the dangers of technology
Promoting the benefits of technology
- I offer a series of eSafety awareness and training sessions which can be customized to the needs of each school and audience.
- My sessions are delivered in a fun, simple-to-understand, attention-grabbing and practical way. In my talks for younger children I use a set of characters called The Appies to teach the principles of eSafety.
- In my talks I don't just focus on the negatives. I also demonstrate the positives and how people of all ages can make the most of the amazing benefits of the Internet and technology.
Meet The Appies ... my teaching assistants!
eSafety Talk for Adults (Parents & Teachers)
Parents and teachers have an inherent desire to want to protect children. When it comes to eSafety, care needs to be taken in how this is done because some approaches work well and some are actually counter-productive. This lively and eye-opening talk:
- provides a wake-up call by clearly and simply explaining the real and latest dangers that youngsters face
- tames the irrational fears that some adults have by dispelling the myths
- gives an insight into the online world which children now inhabit
- fully explains the lure that the Internet and new technologies have for children and young people and how, as an adult, it helps to understand the attractions
- describes how to trust a child and set rules which are fair and workable
- explains how to help a child deal with the emotional upsets they may feel
- outlines the clever learning methods that kids use to pick up things themselves on how to use games, apps, gadgets and the Internet - and how adults can learn to do the same
- describes the amazing possibilities that new technology offers to this new generation and how to help them to grasp the opportunities
eSafety Talk for Children & Young People
This talk comes in the following versions - Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 8, Years 9, 10 & 11 and Years 12 & 13. The content and delivery style is adjusted for the relevant age group. The positive aspects of technology are highlighted and not just the dangers.
- Younger Primary School children - the problems which are spotlighted include the amount of time spent on devices, sharing personal information, dealing with nasty incidents and who to go to for help.
- Older Primary School children - the issues which are highlighted include the amount of time spent on devices, social media, inappropriate content, stranger dangers, cyberbullying, what to share and what not to share, and the issues related to giving away your location.
- Younger Secondary School children - the problems which are spotlighted include time spent on devices, inappropriate content, scams, social networking, sexting, stranger dangers, online conduct and behaviour, and issues related to giving away your location.
- Older Secondary School children - the problems which are spotlighted include time spent on devices, inappropriate content, scams, social networking, sexting, stranger dangers, online conduct and behaviour, issues related to giving away your location plus online reputation management and its implications for further education and employment.
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