Cyberheroes at Warracknabeal
Warracknabeal Primary School has used a ‘cyberhero’ day to spread the word about cyber safety.
The school organised the day as part of a dedicated effort to make the school environment, including online, as safe as possible.
School leaders encouraged children and teachers to attend school dressed as a superhero, or even better a cyberhero – to spread messages of cyber safety.
As part of the safety program, the school has been working to achieve esmart status.
This has involved using the esmart planning tool created by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation to ensure the school is equipped to give students the skills needed to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technologies.
The school community embraced the cyberhero day, students turning up in costumes featuring inventive characters including Cyber Girl; Cyber Bully Stopper; Cryptic Password; Screen Blocker; Super Secret, Super Spotty Cyber Safety Soph; and Pyjama Person.
Classroom activities were to spread an online safety message and prep students watched an informative online animation called ‘Lee and Kim’.
The children also made posters which will be shared on the school’s Facebook page and were involved in other discussions and activities.
Parents also had the opportunity to attend and learn about what their children do with digital technologies at the school and explore opportunities to gain information on the safety issue.