This morning we took part in a stay safe workshop that School Council had organised. We started off the morning by thinking about places outside that are safe and unsafe. We know if we are allowed out with our friends that we must stay in safe places such as busy parks, shops or friends houses. We should avoid quiet parks, forests and shouldn’t go out at night on our own.
After this we discussed what we should do if we are approached by a stranger who asked us for help. We know we should say ‘Don’t ask us, ask an adult’. We used role play to reinforce this idea. Lots of us would say ‘We can’t help, our parents are waiting for us.’
After this we talked about what to do if we are approached out and about by an adult that is familiar to us. We know that we cannot get a lift in their car without permission from our parents. Again, we used role play to act out different scenarios.
Next we learnt what we should do if a stranger tries to take us. We should Yell, Run and Tell a reliable adult such as parents, family members, teachers, the police or or other emergency services. We tried shouting as loudly as we could to attract attention.
Our final session was about how to keep safe online. We know that when using online games we should be wary about any chat rooms. Our parents should always give us permission to play these games. If we are unsure of anything we should zip it, block it and flag it. Zip it means do not share personal details online, block it means using the block tool on the game or walking away and not playing if we feel unsure, flag it means tell an adult. We should never meet somebody that we have talked to online. We listened to a story to understand this.
We have a parent workshop about internet safety run by the NSPCC on Monday 6th February at 7pm. Please contact Mrs Hobbs for more details.