This year, Mrs. Cerminara, our JS Principal decided to have regular parent coffees with parents in an afternoon to talk casually and discuss an area of our students education. The first presentation was scheduled last Friday and it was based on Internet Safety. I put my hand up to help out with the event along with Mrs. Cerminara and Mrs. Gallagher. Here is an overview of what was presented.
First Mrs. Cerminara presented this slide with statistics and information about the 21st century and how much is a part of our day to day live. At the end is also some good links:
After the presentation, we watched an interactive online movie that Mrs. Gallagher had found and wished to share. All students in Grade 3 and 4 watched this in class last year. It’s a fun way for the students to learn about internet safety. Find the ‘Dongle’ video here:
After watching the video, the parents went ahead and worked in small groups on the new school laptops to try and get their ‘Web License’. All students from Grade 3 to Grade 6 got their web license last year, and Grade 3 will be getting theirs this year. It’s another fun way for students to learn about Internet safety by answering a few quiz questions. You can try and get your own web license here:
All in all it was a nice afternoon with some great questions and a lot of sharing of ideas not only with the teachers that were there, but also the parents. It was great to see so many parents concerned and have an interest in their child’s safety online. I’m looking forward to our next parent coffee!