Our Digital Dragons recently compiled a questionnaire for all pupils in Years 2 to 6. We were shocked at the results!
- 20% of pupils watch YouTube for 3 hours or more per night
- 30% of pupils had spoken to someone online that they didn’t know
- 50% of pupils play games or have apps that have an age rating of 12 or over
We decided that the school wasn’t ready for another screen time challenge, so we thought we would try to educate pupils on staying safe online instead. We have chosen 5 of the most popular platforms that children use and have come up with safety rules for them. After Easter we will hold a ‘marketplace’ in the school hall so pupils can visit the stalls of the apps and games they play and find out the best ways to stay safe.