Tim & Tess is a colourful, interactive resource designed to teach safety through storytelling. The illustrated stories, complete with audio, cover topics from cyber-bullying to online games, as well as stranger danger and conflicts at school.
Children are invited to follow the two friends as they overcome potential risks with the help of Wizz Away the wizard. Teachers or parents/carers can then use discussion points to talk with children about the issues raised and how the characters might be feeling.
How were you taught about safety? From Debra the road-crossing Zebra to lectures on not taking sweets from strangers, we can all recall efforts to keep us out of harm’s way. It’s hard to forget this moment in the TV show Outnumbered when a child shows off his new-found knowledge of ‘Stranger Danger’. But what about the risks posed, not on the roads or at school, but in cyberspace? How can we keep children safe on the internet?
The web is an incredible resource – jam-packed with sources of information, entertainment and excitement for all ages. But it also comes with dangers. Now that children start using the internet at an average age of three, educating them about offline risks isn’t enough. That’s where our new app comes in.
Available for phones, tablets and computers, once downloaded Tim & Tess can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Tim & Tess is a fun and practical way to get young children in the early years foundation stage and KS1 thinking and talking about safeguarding issues.
To find out more, visit pearson.co.uk/tim-and-tess or email email@example.com. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PearsonPublish!
This was a guest post from our intern, Sarah!