Pupils from across the school have recently taken part in a series of surveys to find out about their their experiences of school life at Kilburn Junior School, their life online (both at home and at school) and their opinions on transitioning to a new year group. We called this the KJS Big 3. We will share more of our findings from this survey in the coming weeks and ways that we can help children with issues they have raised. One interesting piece of information we found was regarding the children's views on the time that they spend online. As you can see below, well over half the children in the school answered 'yes' or 'maybe' to the question 'Do you think you spend too much time online?'. 67 of the 149 children surveyed also said that they sometimes go online when they should be asleep.
So what can you do to help your child to find a better balance with their use of the internet? Below, you will find a link to a free online magazine called 'Ditto' produced by Alan Mackenzie, an independent consultant specialising in online safety for young people. In this month's issue, you can find advice on redressing the balance for you and your child to get the most out of your time online without overdoing it. Enjoy!