021 : Keeping Children Safe Online with Gooseberry Planet

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A Complete Toolkit To Teach E-Safety Lessons with Online Safety Lesson Plans

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Gooseberry Planet uses gaming technology to help children learn about internet safety. In the course of a familiar game, children are exposed to online issues requiring a response such as meeting strangers, bullying, grooming and sexual exploitation. Children love playing games and Gooseberry Planet is a fun way to present internet safety situations to them.

The software platform facilitates the participation of parents and teachers to discuss with their children/students the issues raised in the game, and to monitor their reactions to the situations. Internet safety is part of Personal, Social, Health Economic (PSHE) education and ICT in schools, but many schools don’t know how to teach the subject. It is very difficult to keep up with the trends and stay in touch with what their students are using.   Gooseberry Planet has a number of Apps for schools, which will facilitate the intervention of teachers and parents.

We offer a complete solution for the whole school community, ensuring that every child is taught for a minimum of 12 weeks (1 hour per week) in each and every year of their primary school education!

The games target 4-13 year olds. There are 5 levels in total, each level has been adapted for different age groups.

Two other apps sit alongside the gaming software. One for the teacher (Gooseberry Teacher) which is a monitoring system and also a resource, and the other is Gooseberry Parent. The software platforms talk to each other whilst the student is playing the game.

Areas covered with Gooseberry Planet:

• Clickjacking

• Grooming

• Sexual Exploitation

• Emailing

• Live Gaming

• Web Cams & Live Streaming

• Social Networking

• People online

• Radicalisation

• Meeting Up

• Chat Rooms

• Online Bullying

• In-App Purchases

• Online Safety for Students

• Teaching Internet Safety to Students

• Internet Safety and Online Safety tips for kids

• Online Bullying tips for children

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