Stunt Show Thrills Children in an Attempt to Encourage Bicycle Safety

They say you never forget to learn how to ride a bike. Teaching your children how to properly ride a bicycle is incredibly important. It helps improve a child’s motor functions, their hand-eye coordination and helps to teach them to be aware of their surroundings. It also gives children a sense of exploration and a new level of freedom where they can test and challenge themselves. Unfortunately riding a bike can be quite dangerous, so teaching your child about cycle safety is also important.

Thrills and Teaching; Rolled into one Stunt Show

That is exactly what the 3Sixty display riders did in a trip to Norton Primary school in York. The riders tackled obstacles and jumped over volunteers, including members of staff and teachers at the primary school. The stunt was part of a project designed to promote cycling and the health and safety hazards of cycling so that all children could cycle safely and confidently before leaving primary school.

Both Year 6 and Year 5 children have been completing five-week cycling courses as a part of their PE curriculum, with some of the Year 6 pupils even going on to complete mountain bike training and to pass their level one, and level one and two bikeability training.

Safety on the Internet

It can be great to encourage our children to use the computer in order to build on their IT skills as we live in a technology savvy world.  However, it is important to ensure the safety of our children when they browse the internet, especially as they cannot always be supervised by their parent or teacher.

laptop childBeing Aware

Promoting internet awareness in our child is important as it makes them think before they access certain websites. Internet awareness works in very much the same way as Stranger Danger does in the physical world.  Therefore we need to make sure that our children know what is okay on the internet and what they should avoid.

Controls

There are special parental controls and add-ons provided by Google and other companies that will help ensure safe browsing for your children. You can install these and they pretty much work as a filter to remove anything not child appropriate or they prevent your child from accessing these inappropriate sites. However some websites only ask for a date of birth as proof of age, so the system is not unbreakable.

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