B Cador: March 2017
Thank you to PC Amy Fletcher for supporting the school in raising the challenges of keeping our children and ourselves safe online.
Parents, staff and governors who attended the two after school sessions found them to be very informative and in some cases 'hard hitting' with the reality of how the internet and social media are being exploited to abuse both children, young adults and adults in different ways including cyberbullying, grooming and blackmailing and some with devastating effects. We learned, for example that where use of social media sites is free, they 'own the rights' to your photos etc. We learned about a new app called Yellow (Tinder for kids!) and other 'to be avoided' social media sites and apps. We also learned about age appropriate sites. We learned how to recognise legitimate sites. In the news a few days ago it was reported that fans of Justin Beiber had been encouraged to send indecent pictures of themselves to him, believing that the site was legitimate.
A quick verbal survey of those who attended said it was a talk they were really glad they had taken time to attend. We all came away with a far greater awareness of a range of new sites that are targeting our children both primary and secondary. We also came away with a greater understanding of what we can do to teach and protect our children from the dangers of the internet and where to seek parental guidance, whilst also giving our children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the internet safely.
If you find the time to ensure your child is able to swim, know that they'll spend far more time 'swimming the net' than they ever will in the sea or a swimming pool...Do find the time to learn how to teach and support them to use the internet and social media safely — it is equally as important.
The Nantwich school's partnership (NEP) are hosting the SAME talk at Brine Leas School on 28th March at 6.30pm for parents/carers. If you couldn't attend the talks at Wrenbury or thought they wouldn't be beneficial to you, then do think again.
popular recent articlesAlso in the news
A huge thank you to Laura Y4 and Charlie Y3 (and their mum!) for thinking about all the staff working hard in school on such a hot day and bringing us a surprise ice-cream treat. You can imagine how delighted and grateful we all were!Many thanks and happy holidays,Bessa...
Oh Year 6- what can I say? You have been wonderful- I feel so very lucky to have been your teacher, each end every one of you is so very special and you all have such wonderful talents. I know that you will all shine , you have all worked so hard to reach you goals. I look at you now and am so proud of how far you have come. Well done. Your leavers' service was really touching- it is...
What a fabulous last week we had together in Base 1! The week started with a visit from Pear Tree school's reception class and Base 1 were fabulous hosts; the children showed our visitors around our village confidently and had a picnic lunch on the field. We were busy rehearsing for the year 6 leavers service throughout the week, all of the children supported the year 6 with their...