Cy­ber­heroes at War­rackn­abeal

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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