EXAMPLE - SCHOOL BROCHURE - The New Teachers Times - Flipbook - Seite 13
There isn’t “cyber bullying”, it is just
plain “bullying” or “online
bullying”. “Cyber” is such an old term!
I am asked all the time by teachers, how
do we stay up to date with what is
happening? It is almost an impossible
task. Ultimately teachers are busy
people and don’t have the time to plan
yet another lesson, so high quality
resources are vital.
Also how do we engage with our
children? Shouldn’t we be using
technology to teach technology?
Gamification is such a powerful tool in a
classroom. The whole lesson doesn’t
need to consist of just gaming apps, but
why not use something that can get a
message across in a more effective way.
Gooseberry Planet offers 12 weeks of
education for each child in each year of
their primary education. We join parent,
teacher and child together at the same
time using technology. Schools need to
step away from the ‘tick box’ ethos of
satisfying Ofsted with a one-off online
safety lesson and a once-yearly address
from a policeman in assembly: this is
simply not adequate.
Ranked as one of the Government’s top 3
priorities, the approach to teaching
online safety should be as robust and
thorough as other mainstream subjects
like Maths and English. The Keeping
Children Safe In Education September
2018 clearly states that ALL staff need
to be trained on online safety and schools
must have a whole school approach.
Parents are mostly aware of the problems
online but are frequently the worse
culprits. There are so many websites out
there providing advice and technologies
to help parents, but sadly a very small
percentage will reach for it.
There are sites like Internet Matters,
Parent Zone and many more which are
informative and full of advice, but
Gooseberry Planet is the only company
that uses technology to engage with the
parent and provides them with real time
feedback about how their child is
responding to real life online scenarios.
The Teacher portal within Gooseberry
Planet equips staff with all the
knowledge and material they need to
address a subject that might seem both
daunting and unfamiliar to many.
We have a rigorous monitoring and
assessment system in place so that the
results of their scenario-based learning
are recorded and each individual’s
progress can be tracked. Meanwhile the
children have fun playing an interactive
game, and competing against their class
mates whilst simultaneously reacting to