If a Life Education Educator and our mascot Healthy Harold came to visit your child’s school today they may have participated in the ‘bCyberwise’ session.
‘bCyberwise’ focuses on the importance of being safe, respectful and considered online. Developed by Life Education this session helps your child understand why being a responsible digital citizen is vital for their own safety and of that of their friends and family.
How old does my child have to be to participate in ‘bCyberwise’?
‘bCyberwise’ has been developed for children ages 8 to 10 years old (middle primary).
What did they learn?
Children today really are digital natives, so it is more crucial than ever that they understand the importance of being safe and respectful whilst learning and having fun online. ‘bCyberwise’ is about cybersafety, cyber security and cyber ethics. This module helps children to develop their knowledge and skills around these three areas. The children learn about:
We recognise that parents and carers have a pivotal role in supporting children to make safe and healthy choices. If your child did receive the ‘bCyberwise’ session, we are sure they will be excited to tell you all about it. But whether they participated or not, we have suggested some ways as a family that you can help your children practice decision making in the home.
Download our App
Life Education, in partnership with Intel Security, have created a fun, and interactive app, ‘bCyberwise Monster Family’. Join the Nubbins’ and explore their vast monster castle as they learn how to use the internet safely, protect personal information, recognise a safe website and be positive and respectful online.
Check out the Tech Tips
When it comes to your family’s online safety it is best, as parents, to know all the facts. With technology becoming a bigger part of everyday life it is essential that family’s work together to make sure everyone practices safe and respectful online behaviour. Check out our Tech Tips for facts, strategies and conversation starters to help ensure your family stays cybersafe.
Then test your family’s knowledge with the ‘Chatterbox Cybersafety Tips’
Print out and fold up the chatterbox to create a fun online safety game. Play against your kids or ask them to test each other, discovering and discussing a new safety tip with each go.
Get creative as a family and design a set of house technology rules (glitter and glue encouraged!) and stick them up near the computer or next to the fridge to remind everyone to be cyber safe and cyber wise. Some rules could include:
Have a chat
Speak to your child about what they learnt during the ‘bCyberwise’ session; here are some ideas to start the conversation: