As part of this programme Room 13 has been learning their names, addresses, and telephone numbers. For safety reasons, it is important that children know these things because they may need to ask someone for help and tell that person who they are and where they live.
A video showing Constable Bryan and Bobbie (police dog) shopping in a mall was a great way to explain to students what to do if they get lost.
The video was discussed and the main points were identified.
- stay calm
- find someone you trust to help i.e. shopkeeper, lifeguard, police officer
- stay where you last saw the person you were with
- know your name, address, and telephone number
When the students were asked to share their address and phone number the majority of them were unable to do so.
Room 13 enjoyed using the template of a phone to practise their home phone numbers. I had to admit I didn’t know my husband’s phone number because I just needed to go to my contact list and push his name. Not much use if I lost my phone and needed to make contact with him urgently.
Students learned how to be safe and responsible digital citizens by not sharing their personal information online. A homework activity was sent home so that parents and whānau could discuss with their child what they had learned that day.