TES stu­dents re­ceive In­ter­net Li­cense

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Stu­dents from the Taipei Euro­pean School (TES), French Sec­tion CM2 class were awarded an In­ter­net Li­cense from the French Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Of­fice in Taipei, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease of the TES.

Be­fore al­low­ing chil­dren to surf the Net alone, TES needed to be sure that they un­der­stand some sim­ple rules of on­line be­hav­ior — vig­i­lance, po­lite­ness and re­spon­si­ble use of the In­ter­net, ac­cord­ing to TES.

The In­ter­net Li­cense was awarded as part of a pro­gram that teaches chil­dren and their par­ents how to use the In­ter­net safely and re­spon­si­bly. In France, the po­lice and in­sur­ance com­pa­nies have joined forces and shared their ex­per­tise in the fields of pre­ven­tion of and pro­tec­tion from In­ter­net risks to cre­ate this ped­a­gog­i­cal pro­gram for chil­dren in CM2, TES stated.

In­ter­net dan­gers can eas­ily be avoided if young peo­ple are suf­fi­ciently in­formed and warned about them. This In­ter­net Li­cense stems from a col­lec­tive aware­ness that chil­dren need guid­ance be­fore they can be al- lowed to go on­line un­su­per­vised, said TES.

A safety ex­pert met with the CM2 stu­dents and teach­ers to in­tro­duce them to the topic. He pro­vided their teacher with an In­ter­net safety kit and the teacher con­tin­ued the pro­gram in the class­room. Upon com­ple­tion of the pro­gram, each stu­dent is pre­sented with an In­ter­net Li­cense to honor their agree­ment to be­come a re­spon­si­ble In­ter­net user. The li­cense for CM2 stu­dents was pre­sented be­fore an au­di­ence of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and the CM2 class par­ents.

On the same oc­ca­sion, for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year, the CE2 class pupils re­ceived their Pedes­trian Li­cense. The project was launched in 2006 and in­forms chil­dren of the dan­gers and rules of the road. It is su­per­vised and awarded by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the French po­lice force.

The course teaches chil­dren more than just how to be a good pedes­trian, but also how to take in­di­vid­ual re­spon­si­bil­ity for their own safety on the road. Th­ese two li­censes teach chil­dren how to be re­spon­si­ble and safe on the road and on­line, said TES.

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