The role of a Digital Resilience Officer is to act as an online expert. They have the important task of sharing information with their peers and together the whole school complete valuable lessons around making good choices when using technology.
To support the children we have introduced Project Evolve in school and each term focus on one of the below strands.
- Self-Image and Identity
- Online Relationships
- Online Reputation
- Online Bullying
- Managing Online Information
- Health, Well-being and Lifestyle
- Privacy and Security
- Copyright and Ownership
This is from Reception to Year 6.
For more information click https://projectevolve.co.uk/about/
Missions so far
During this half term all classes have been thinking about Self Image & Identity and Online Relationships. The children have been thinking about their own personal identity and how to keep this safe. We had an assembly to discuss what we had learnt and shared ideas around making good choices online. To celebrate, our Digital Resilience Officers launched a competition linked to Diamond Power which focuses on problem solving. Well done to the winners! Thank you to all of the children that entered as they had some fantastic ideas!
The Digital Resilience Officers introduced themselves to the parents in one of our recent assemblies. They had the task of promoting internet safety through the use of a parenting magazine called ‘Digital Parenting’, which each parent was given a copy of.
They recommended certain parts of the magazine, their recommendations included:
- Page 7 – What is digital resilience? ‘It allows someone using the internet to recognise when they are at risk.’
- Page 14 – Are you an over-sharent? ‘This explains about over sharing information about your child.’
- Page 16 – Once upon a virtual time. ‘ Tommy the tablet and Sally the smartphone. They are characters created to teach online safety.’
- Page 28 – Keep out! ‘Criminals are finding ways to get you and your family to part with your personal details. This will give you ways to stop them!’
- Page 30 – Social media, body image and the pressure to look just right! ‘ How to find the right balance.’
- Page 41 – Help at hand! ‘Find information on how to report and set privacy and parental controls.’
A parents’ guide to being Share Aware
We love using opportunities to share our message on e-safety with a large audience, the school Christmas productions were a perfect chance for the Digital Resilience Officers to share a useful guide on being Share Aware with the parents’ provided by the NSPCC.
Internet Safety Day
To celebrate Safer Internet Day, we launched a new competition. All children in school have been given the opportunity to create their own superhero, their character needed to have a special power that would keep children safe whilst using the internet. The children were also given a booklet for their parents’ and carers’ titled ‘Your child’s online world‘. The booklet is full of useful information and tips, designed to make using the internet a positive experience for all.
A perfect opportunity to share the message of Online Safety with children and parents
During Class 1’s Animal Kingdom assembly the Digital Resilience Officers used the opportunity to share another positive message around online safety.
The children from across the school enjoyed listening to a new version of a classic tale, with an e-Safety twist. New research suggests children are using social media before parents have spoken to them about how to use it responsibly, with 48% being exposed to it by age seven. To help parents have these important conversations with their children at a younger age, Vodafone UK and Andersen Press have teamed up with award-winning author Jeanne Willis and illustrator Tony Ross to produce a co-branded digital edition of #Goldilocks. The book is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale and offers a fun and accessible way for parents to discuss responsible social media use with their younger children. The book sees #Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media. It aims to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies or oversharing images in a light-hearted way.
To read the e-version of the book at home with your child please visit the below link
Digital Resilience Officer recommend latest information from the Digital Parenting Magazine
Page 4 – Six steps to a better digital life balance
- Sensible screen texts
- Keep talking (or texting)
- Bedtime bans
Page 7 – Are you smartphone secure?
- Auto lock – Is your phone set to auto lock?
- Passwords – Are your passwords tough enough?
Page 9 – Curious explorers. Age 4-7 years
- Using APPS like You Tube kids may give filtered access to social media but some inappropriate content can slip through the net.
Page 14 – Sleeping v Scrolling
- Did you know? 70% of young people miss sleep because of online habits.
Oscar’s Adventures in the online world
Children from across the school have enjoyed listening to the story of Oscar, who has lots of adventures in the online world. National Online Safety created the fun and interactive online safety story for primary school age children. Why not join Oscar on his digital journey as he becomes internet-wise through making smart decisions online. Click the link button below to watch.