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May 20, 2015 8:08 am

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The Right Click – Internet Safety Matters

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The primary school at which I used to teach was the first school to be awarded with Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School Award. We tried to approach the curriculum from a rights respecting perspective. Our Child Rights Student Group were so engaged in the process that I know that many of them went on to continue to be Children’s Rights Champions in secondary school, further education and even into employment. I am still in touch with some of the students from that original group today.

Many of the Primary schools that Turn IT On Support are also involved in Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award. Right now any RRSA schools can sign up to Unicef UK’s ‘The Right Click’ by completing a booking form and sending it to rrsa@unicef.org.uk.

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters is a new initiative aimed at empowering children to use the internet positively while staying safe and equipping parents with the tools to keep their children protected online. A series of interactive workshops are delivered by BT volunteers. Children and parents will be able to learn together about the opportunities and potential risks that the digital world presents.

This is a fantastic initiative and I would encourage all schools to sign up. Take a look at The Right Click for more information. The photos on the page are of students from the Childrens Rights Group from my school!

The workshops

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshops enable children and young people to become confident digital citizens, whilst helping their parents and teachers to keep them safe online. BT’s technological know-how and Unicef UK’s child rights expertise come together to create interactive and innovative workshops for both children and adults.

In the workshops, parents and children can explore together:

  • how they connect with others online
  • likes and dislikes about the internet
  • how to get the most out of the internet and use it positively
  • ways in which people can misuse the information shared online
  • how e-safety and internet access matter for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.

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