Children in Year 1 and 2 took part in ‘Into the Screen’ workshop. Focusing on playing games online using well the well-known fairy-tale of the three little pigs and the big bag wolf the children explored how to recognise when people are being unkind online and where to go for help and support. They learnt how it is ok to say you do not trust the unknown person on the computer and the importance of now sharing personal information online.
In KS2, the workshop focussed on online gaming. The children were taken on an adventure where they used their imaginations to create a brand new online game. Focussing on resilience, Steve discussed and guided the children to understand the importance of ‘bouncing back’ and being resilient when facing issues online. They created frieze frames to represent the effects of being addicted to online gaming including anger issues, lack of sleep and affecting relationships with others. The children then discussed solutions to prevent addiction and discovered three strategies of how to face issues of unkind messages in online games. They know to screen shot, report and block any messages that make them feel unhappy.
Miss Worrall (E-Safety Coordinator) said ‘The One Day Creative Workshops were once again a fantastic addition to our E-Safety curriculum. They are fun, imaginative and educational and teach the children important messages about how to stay safe online. This is especially important as we go into the summer holidays where the children may be spending more time online.’