The role of an e-Cadet is to act as our online safety expert. They have the important task of presenting online safety tasks to their peers and together the whole school complete valuable lessons on cyber safety.
Missions so far
To raise the profile of the e-Cadets and promote the important message around the safe use of the internet, the e-Cadets launched an online safety poster competition. We received some fantastic entries and the e-Cadets had a difficult task deciding on the winners.
The e-Cadets introduced themselves to the parents in one of our recent assemblies. The e-Cadets 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.
The e-Cadets 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
The e-Cadets love using opportunities to share their message on e-safety with a large audience, the school Christmas productions were a perfect chance for the e-Cadets to share a useful guide on being Share Aware with the parents’ provided by the NSPCC.
Internet Safety Day
To celebrate Safer Internet Day, the e-Cadets launched their new competition. All children in school have been given the opportunity to create their own superhero, their character needs to have a special power that keeps 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.
Super hero competition winners!
The e-Cadets had the difficult task of choosing a winner from each class this week. It was fantastic to see so many entries, with a wide range of unique and interesting designs. The e-Cadets looked for super heroes that were colourful as well as having a relevant super power. Well done to our winners, we hope you enjoy your prize!
Well done to the e-Cadets for bringing the important message of being safe online to pupils’ and parents’ once again.
A perfect opportunity to share the message of e-Safety with children and parents
During Class 1’s Animal Kingdom assembly the e-Cadets used the opportunity to share another positive message around online safety.
On Tuesday 5th February 2019 the e-Cadets promoted their important message around the safe use of the internet. The e-Cadets want every child to feel safe and confident when using the internet so they had a competition to design a poster that included the theme of being ‘Responsible and Respectful’. Well done to everyone who entered and also the winners!
The e-Cadets commented that the posters were ‘amazing, colourful and full of information.‘
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
e-Cadets 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.
#Goldilocks Competition Winners
Well done to everyone who entered our latest competition, all of the entries were fantastic and showed that the children understood the message of keeping safe online. The children received a gold online safety badge as well as their box of chocolates!