A Dorset school is dedicating a whole week to raising e-safety awareness among its children and parents.
Colehill First School kicked off its special week with a coding and e-safety workshop for parents and carers.
The Wimborne Academy Trust school hosted the two hour event in which the adults could observe their children using coding to create simple web programmes.
Then after witnessing their wannabe Bill Gates in action the parents were introduced to the different websites, apps and games that children commonly use – and what they need to be aware of to keep their children ‘e-safe’.
CEO of Wimborne Academy Trust, Liz West, said: “This has been an incredibly successful event hosted by Colehill First School.
“Our children were born into a world where so much can be accessed and achieved through the internet.
“Modern technology has opened up so many more opportunities and it is very important that we not only teach our pupils to be tech savvy but just as importantly to be safe online.”
Colehill First School’s e-safety week 2018 picked up the themes from last February’s Safer Internet Day.
It also focussed on teaching the children on how to conduct themselves respectfully online.
Headteacher, Andrew Turrall, said: “A key message for our learners is that respect online is just as important as respect in our school and local communities.
“Our children have really embraced what they have learned and the importance of not only keeping themselves safe online but to look out for others as well.
“Schools, parents and carers all play a key role in teaching our children and it’s essential that we all keep up to speed in this ever changing world.”
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