TES students receive Internet License
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.