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King’s Ely Digital Leaders engage parents in a Digital Picnic

Published: 29th May 2019

In this blog the King’s Ely Digital Leaders tell us about the new ways that they are engaging parents in online safety education.

Digital Leaders from King’s Ely have hosted their first ‘Digital Picnic’ for the year, with more planned over the next few months.  The digital picnics are the King’s Ely Digital Leaders way of inviting parents in to discuss the issues affecting young people online, as well as offering practical advice and resources that can help them.

The picnic involved pupils from years 2 to 5 and their parents and carers. Performance author Simon Firth performed a story about a boy and his digital safety bubble. The story was very engaging for both children and adults and they could recognise when the boy was safe online.

After the performance and some picnic food, families visited stalls run by the Digital Leaders. Each stall provided information about different mobile apps and games and advice on how to stay safe when using them. The stall promoting family agreements was very popular, parents and children planned to have discussions at home about screen time and which apps they use.

One parent commented, “It is great that now we are using the same language about digital safety- at school, at home, parent and child.”

For their next digital picnic the King’s Ely Digital Leaders will be taking to the stage to discuss their own digital experiences. They want parents/carers to know what they do online and how well they deal with any online issues that they face.




We think that these Digital Picnics are a fantastic idea to start a conversation between pupils and parents/carers about their online habits, so well done King’s Ely Digital Leaders!

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