Supporting Children to Stay Safe Online

Airband has recently joined forces with the Police Community Club to promote the dangers of the internet to nine local primary schools.

With recent OFCOM research showing that six year olds are as digitally cognisant as adults and a charted rise in reports of online bullying, we are distributing a specially designed book to over 274 school children to guide them in making careful decisions when online.

Cyber bullying aware with Barney and Echo

The educational resources called ‘Caught in the Web’ deal with issues such as bullying, personal security and social media and are based upon sound educational advice.

The resources are from the Barney & Echo series that has been developed to support parents and teachers in addressing personal, social and health education (PSHE) at key stage 1-2.

Designed to provide excellent advice on how to stay safe when online in a fun and accessible manner, the books follow the adventures of Barney Eagle and Echo Squirrel who live in Treetop Forest. They also deal with the serious issue of cyber bullying.

Kevin Daly, Project Director at the PCCGB said: “I am delighted that Airband Community Internet have been so positive in supporting this programme. I have personally spoken with each of the schools who will benefit from the resources and they are very excited about the help and support they are getting from Airband. It is only with the help of generous, community minded companies like Airband that we can continue to run these vital programmes.”

The nine primary schools receiving the books are: Broadlands Primary, Ivington Primary, Kingsland C of E Primary, St Joseph’s RC Primary, Brampton Abbots Primary, Cropthorne with Charlton Primary, Hartlebury, Shifnal Primary and Bishop Lonsdale Primary.

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