The 2 Johns



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Fingrinhoe Primary

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (19)

What a great week we have had!

This week we were invited into Fingrinhoe C of E school.

We would like to thank all the fantastic staff, children and parents there who made the day such a positive experience.

We delivered the Online Explorers Roadshow to the children and followed this up by talking to their parents about what had been said.

It was a truly eye opening day and on the long drive home we both felt certain that we had, in some way, greatly increased the childrens chances of not being abused online.

Feedback following the session was excellent and it appears we started a large amount of 'chatter' at the school gates

Thankyou Fingrinhoe it was a pleasure spending the day with you

Happy New Year

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (14)

We would like to so a huge Happy New Year to our many friends.

We are very excited about the two months ahead and already have been doing much planning to make sure the many events we are attending match up to peoples expectations.

We are running the 'Online Explorers Roadshow' during January and in particular are excited to be bringing it to so many children in the Maldon area.

We have also developed a new Online Explorers input for our year 4 children, so this should be an exciting challenge. This is being aired for the first time in January in Colchester.

We would like to thank everyone for their amazing support in 2014, everyone has helped make EST a resounding success and hopefully we have achieved our objective of protecting as many children as possible both directly and through interaction with their parents.

Thanks again and we can't wait to catch up with old friends and new aquaintances in 2015

John and John

Rayne Primary and Nursery School

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (18)

Waking up today I feel compelled to write a short blog about our visit to Rayne Primary School last night.

What an engaging evening! It was fantastic to see so may parents willing to give up their evening and come out to see us present. John and I loved having the opportunity to get our message across to so many people and hopefully in some small way we have given their children a better chance of staying safe online.

In short, thanks to everyone at the school who made us feel so welcome.

Online Explorers Roadshow

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (16)

We are sitting here reflecting on a great day spent at Hadleigh Primary school in Suffolk where we delivered the first ever Online Explorers Roadshow. We followed this by talking to staff and then running a very engaging evening event for all of the childrens parents. It was great travelling wider afield outside of Essex and hopefully helping to protect more children from harm. The feedback from the event was fantastic and provides us with more than enough motivation to keep putting our message out there. We are now looking forward to a full calendar in 2015 and in particular can't wait to work with our friends in Maldon where we are putting on the Online Explorers Roadshow to another 1000 year 5 and 6 children If anyone out there wants to discuss the roadshow with us please feel free to drop us a message

Walk Online

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (20)

We were very happy and proud to hear that the Thurrock Walk online events that we wrote and presented have been shortlisted for the Thurrock local innovation award. It looks like all those hours burning the candle trying to create the event may have paid off.

Thurrock Culver Centre 17/11/2014

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (14)

We have just come back from presenting to a great audience at the Culver Centre in Thurrock.

It is always great working with the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board and makes it all seem so worth while when you realise people have left the session determined to make a difference.

We look forward to more planned events in the near future and hope to have even more people come to see us.

Colchester Community Stadium

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (16)

We have just come back from a great day at the Essex Deputy head teachers conference at the Colchester Community Stadium.

What a day!

We were fortunate enough to get the chance to talk to so many people and put our message across to many Primary school teachers.

We left feeling enthused because hopefully we have made a small contribution to changing the approach to Stranger Danger in a few schools and perhaps we have made a difference.

We witnessed two geat inspirational speakers as well so all in all we couldnt have asked for more

Now its time to prepare for another large event in Thurrock where we hope to spread our message out further 

Thameside Theatre Grays

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (17)

We would like to thank all those people that braved the wind and rain and gridlocked traffic to join us and the Thurrock Safeguarding Childrens Board at the Thameside theatre in Grays. 

We had a great morning (once we got started) and hope that those in attendance now feel better placed to safeguard children in the many roles they represented.

It goes without saying that we would like to thank Toni and her crew for looking after us.

Busy October

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (18)

We are really excited about what looks to be a very busy October.

We have now confirmed a large event that we are presenting at the Thameside Theatre in Thurrock on 8th October 2014.

We are hoping to bring some new material to the event and will be talking about some new applications that children are now using.

The Head Teachers conference is fast approaching us so we are now finalising our material for this which we hope will be very thought provoking for all who have the opportunity to attend.

We are looking to set a new date for Think u Know training in November and will announce details as soon as we have them.

As always if you have any training needs you wish to discuss with us just drop us an email and we will make the arrangements for you. Size is no issue and we are happy to cater for any number of attendees/delegates.

Head Teachers Conference Colchester Stadium

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (18)

We are really excited about being asked to present at the forthcoming Head Teachers Conference on 17th October 2014 at the Colchester Community Stadium.

We are looking forward to delivering some new material. 

Our statement for the day is:

Reconnecting with children in the digital age

When you think about Stranger Danger are you thinking of a white van outside a school or a man with a dog that has just had puppies?

In 2014 the danger of strangers to our children has never been more profound and has never been more removed from the lessons we learnt growing up.

There is a complex web of reasons why children subject to CSE will not disclose to us. This is as a result of grooming techniques used by pedophiles but more alarmingly is worsened by our current approach both as teachers and parents.

In 2014 John and John wrote, produced and presented ‘The walk online’ roadshow in Thurrock that was seen by over 5500 children. The roadshow was designed in a similar format to ‘Too smart for Drugs’ and was an outstanding success.

This session has one objective which is to make you question your own approach to online safety

‘a very useful and uncomfortable day’

‘this was excellent if slightly scary’

‘highlighted my ignorance’