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Sunday, 10 April 2016

A Morning at the BT Tower with UNICEF

Last week we spent two awesome days gallivanting around London Town with the RocknRoller Baby family. One of the reasons for our visit to the capital was to take part in BT and UNICEF's 300th Internet Safety workshop.

Their new internet safety programme, called The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters, has been designed to help children use the internet safely and securely - and so far over 7,000 children, parents and teachers have benefitted from it nationwide.

As a blogger, I like to think I'm pretty savvy when it comes to internet security. But because Daisy and Evie are so young, I hadn't really considered how I would teach them about staying safe while online. At the moment they use the YouTube kids app but that's pretty much it - although they are both aware of the different forms of social media I use as part of my job.

As well empowering children to become confident online, the programme also works to give parents and teachers the skills to help the children they are in charge of, i.e. by using parental controls and by talking about internet safety openly with their kids.

I know it's only a matter of time before the girls will want to use the internet to speak to their friends and that's when the information I learned today will really be useful.

The children looking out at Primrose Hill

After our workshop we were invited up to the infamous revolving 34th floor of the BT Tower. We are lucky enough to have been there once before (read all about the time we met the Minions here!) but I will never tire of the incredible panoramic views. The first time we were there, it was a rather smoggy day - but this time the skies were clear and we could see absolutely everything. My Nan's flat in Victoria, Wembley, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard, the Gherkin, Canary Wharf, London Zoo, Primrose Hill. If you ever get the opportunity to go, you absolutely must.

Daisy and I, with the London skyline in the background

Evie wasn't in the earlier picture as she was too busy being grumpy (and eating EVERYTHING)

Thanks to BT and UNICEF for a brilliant day. It was educational and super fun! Take a look here for info about the campaign.


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