On Thursday, 5th May we held our last Parent Workshop this year. The topic for this activity was “Children Technology Addictions”, a brand new area to explore in our Family Club sessions in response to parents’ increasing concern about technology in their children’s lives.
The workshop, which was suitable for parents with children aged 7 to 14 years old, was delivered by Ms Dean, Deputy Head of Early Years and Primary, aided by Yolanda Rincón (translator). Ms Dean took the parents through the key principles of Internet safety and how important it is to ensure that our children are educated about online safety in just the same way as they are about the “real” world. “We discussed how much time is the right time and the conclusion was that this is different for each family and that there needs to be some guiding principles worked through by each family”, Ms Dean said.
The aim of the activity was to enable families to discuss and learn together about the Internet, safety and using the Internet sensibly. One key area that was highlighted was regarding adults being good role models, remembering to switch off from the mobile phone!
The parents were actively engaged and contributed their thoughts and ideas through the workshop.
Ms Dean believes that “we all have a part to play in ensuring that our children are safe in the virtual world whilst alerting them to the potential dangers and helping them to understand what means to be virtually safe”.
About the BSB Family Club
The BSB Family Club consists of a wide range of family-friendly activities specially designed by the educational team for families and children to learn together while having fun.
Parent Workshops are interactive workshops for BSB parents related to specific aspects of their children’s education. The activities are suitable for families with children aged 3-14 years old.
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More information about the BSB Family Club activities (Fun Saturdays & Parent Workshops) available here: