A video of the event is available HERE
(you must be logged into Microsoft with a Barker account to access the recording)
Cybersafety and optimised device-enriched learning continues to be a priority of the Barker College Junior School. In light of this, during a period of heightened online learning, two guest presenters, along with Barker’s own Mr Paul Harmon, delivered an important webinar for Junior School parents and carers.
The online world continues to grow and extend into all areas of our lives including that of our students. As they inevitably spend considerable time on the internet (not least during COVID-19 restrictions) it is important for parents and carers to be up to date with information on how to best support children online such that they may participate safely, learn distraction free, and learn effectively.
Mr Paul Harman, Digital Learning Leader PreK-12, discussed the strategic use of technology for learning in the Junior School.
Yasmin London from Barker’s partner organisation YSafe presented regarding online safety for children including describing the common Apps children are using and settings and features that parents may not be aware of.
Finally, Jon Chivers from FamilyZone, an important technology solution for Barker student devices, shared how FamilyZone can be used by parents as a tool to monitor and support distraction free learning and play on their child’s devices.
This event was scheduled as a face-to-face event on campus, but transitioned to a webinar. Special thanks to Mr Martin Lubrano, Head of Junior School who hosted and moderated the event.