It’s Dotty’s birthday and she’s just got a shiny new iPad! But there’s a problem. She’s not being too safe online. She’s posting personal information, chatting to strangers and making rude comments about school friends…
Year 4 children from both Withycombe Raleigh and Marpool Primary Schools attended a special performance of ‘In the Net’, enacted by the Alter Ego Theatre Group and funded by Devon County Council and the Devon Safeguarding Children Board.
During the performance the children met Dotty, Icon, Virus & Spam, Password, ‘Uh Oh’ and Dotty’s dad. The cast brought Dotty’s story to life in the style of a pantomime, covering such issues as safe internet/social media use, keeping personal information safe, and what to do if they have any concerns.
This was a great participatory performance which the children really enjoyed, while taking away valuable lessons.
Everything turned out well for Dotty who asked her Dad for help with securing her iPad, before going downstairs to enjoy her Birthday cake!