On Friday 21st May, Dan Hawbrook (Online Safety Officer) from Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership delivered E-Safety workshops to Year 6.
Dan started by discussing the good side of technology especially during the last year. The children shared their ideas including keeping in touch with family and friends, playing with friends, finding inspiration online, helping with school work and so much more. They then focussed on things they do not enjoy about being online before finding out how they need to be 13 to use apps such as Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Tik Tok and Instagram.
The main focus of the workshop was to learn strategies to keep safe online. The children discussed different ways they could spot if someone was lying to them online and learnt people use 4 tactics to trick us: flattery, bribery, threats and too good to be true. Dan shared top tips of how to keep safe online including ‘don’t be afraid to ask for help’ and ‘block and report anyone who is being mean’.
We understand the importance of helping our children to stay safe online especially in the ever-changing world of technology. The workshops were a fantastic addition to our E-Safety curriculum and supported our Year 6 children with preparing for their transition to secondary school.