Internet Safety Week
In January, Helen Cronshaw, Treloar’s Head of Learning Technology, conducted the eSafety workshop for Treloar’s students as part of Internet Safety Week 2024. The session primarily focussed on 3 critical aspects: the risks associated with oversharing online, digital footprint and the potential issues of online friendships.
Students were informed about the potential consequences of revealing too much personal information on various online platforms, including social media and forums. Through real-life examples and interactive discussions, they gained insights into the importance of maintaining privacy and safeguarding their digital footprint.
Additionally, the workshop delved into the complexities of online friendships, emphasising the significance of exercising caution when establishing relationships with individuals met online. Participants were encouraged to prioritize safety measures, identify responsible adults who they could ask for help and advice both at home and at Treloar’s as well as learning to employ critical thinking skills to navigate the digital landscape responsibly.
Following the eSafety workshop’s emphasis on the risks of oversharing online, students were encouraged to take an active role in promoting internet safety within the school during their Friday assembly. Leveraging a creative approach, they each led a group for a bingo-style activity where peers could actively participate and think about their online activities.
By taking part in the workshop and leading on the activity, the students contributed to fostering a safer online environment within Treloar’s.