Last Friday, in Year 4, we had a very important visitor come in to speak to us about a variety of important issues. Dave Burn specialises in explaining to children the importance of being safe in the community, online and what to do if confronted with the issue of bullying.
Dave gave us lots of practical advice. Follow our rules below to stay safe:
- We now know that the safest place for our mobile phone is in our pocket, if a stranger asks us for the time, we know to just say that we don’t know rather than getting our phones out to check.
- If someone we don’t know says they will give us a lift somewhere or tells us that they know our parents, the safest thing to do is to tell them no. If they carry on asking us, we must run away because chances are they won’t run after us.
- If you ever feel like you are being bullied, the best thing you can do is talk to someone as there is nothing that can’t be solved by sharing it with a friend or an adult we can trust.
- When you are online, you never know who you are actually talking to so never give out any personal details and don’t arrange to meet up with someone unless there is an adult with you.
If you have any more questions about what we learned when working with Dave Burn, please ask us!