In March 2019, Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) received a grant of £5,000 from the Police Property Act Fund. With this funding, they planned to deliver internet safety sessions to schools in Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale.
Session content and delivery
The sessions focused on how children can protect themselves online and increasing their awareness of how they could make themselves vulnerable to being contacted by strangers.
Each session was tailored to the age of the children and covered aspects including minimum ages to access apps and healthy attitudes when online.
"It was useful to get an honest view from the children about the time they spend online and the activities they are engaged in." Teacher response to the workshops
Bookings and Sessions Delivered
Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) were able to deliver 42 sessions to schools across Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale. These were delivered to a range of Year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes.
Older children were asked to complete an exit card at the end of each session to assess their own learning. For those that were able to do so, the results were as follows:
- 95% were more confident in keeping themselves safe online
- 95% were aware of the ChildLine number
- 97% would not share personal information with strangers online
- 87% said they would think carefully when posting photos and videos online
- 88% said they would talk to a trusted adult straight away if something upsets them online
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