Hi-tech safety les­son for pupils

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

STAY­ING safe on the in­ter­net was the or­der of the day at a hitech event for pupils.

Thirty-two pupils at North­bor­ough Pri­mary School, in Church Street, North­bor­ough, near Peter­bor­ough, took part in the E-ngage pro­gramme with help from lo­cal PCSOs Louise Wal­dron and Mick Whittaker.

The young­sters had to an­swer ques­tions for and re­ceived ad­vice from PCSOs through a safe chatroom, with the pupils sat with one lap­top in one room and the PCSOs sat in an­other.

Head­teacher Chris­tine Moss said: “It gave the chil­dren an in­sight into how best to deal with dif­fi­cult is­sues and to de­velop a strat­egy if they are made to feel un­com­fort­able when us­ing the in­ter­net.

“Part of our cur­ricu­lum is to look at safety that in­cludes look­ing at e-safety as well as phys­i­cal safety.

“Pupils said they thought it was bril­liant and now feel much more con­fi­dent and in con­trol while on­line.

“Par­ents are pleased that we have done this pro­gramme too.”

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