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Add Me

Posted by on February 21, 2018

This morning some pupils from Rushden Academy performed ‘Add Me’ to years 5 and 6. The performance highlighted the dangers of friending someone online that they have never met, even if they consider them a friend.

The performance was brilliant and the children from Einstein class left the hall buzzing with excitement. They especially enjoyed the online language and hand signals that were used in the performance  – like, ignore, status update, profile, selfies etc. It was a very important message – delivered in an engaging and relevant way by teenagers.
Some comments from the children of Einstein class:

“I learnt that a girl or boy’s profile isn’t always true.”

“I learnt that a person on the internet can pretend to be whoever they want to be.”

“It’s easy to find out about people online and then trick them – scary!”

After discussing online safety with the children after the performance, so many of them told me that they had blocked people that they didn’t know and told parents if a stranger had contacted them. Well done Einstein class – you are making the right decisions about keeping safe online. Keep it up!

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