Tangled Web – E-Safety Performance

Tangled Web is a 45 minute online safety performance for all of Key Stage 2.  It is performed in your school hall and is a fresh and exciting way to explore safer internet use.

Brodie, Jay and Lily all love using the internet – who doesn’t? It’s a great way to stay in touch, feel connected and learn new things. But it isn’t always fun and games and Brodie, Jay and Lily each have an e-safety story to tell about a time when they’ve felt unsafe or vulnerable while using the internet.

Can they learn from each other’s mistakes and stay safer online?

The play has been designed to help primary school children explore and identify risks associated with using the internet.  Through watching the characters’ stories, children learn about the dangers of online use and consider ways that they can make their own internet use safer.  Tangled Web is a valuable e-safety resource as it helps children learn:

  • How to keep their personal information safe online
  • About age restrictions and recommendations for websites, games and apps
  • How to navigate friendships online and stay away from cyber bullying
  • To be aware of those giving false information and that people are not always who they appear to be online.
  • The consequences of unsafe internet use, including the fact that things online often cannot be removed or ‘taken back.’

The performance is for everyone in KS2 and is accompanied by a free workshop and a resource pack of follow up activities for use back in class.

During the 2016 and 2017 tours, 100% of teachers said they would recommend Tangled Web to other schools.

“What an excellent performance. Very thought provoking. A brilliant way to get a very important message across. Loved how you made it age appropriate – the children really enjoyed it and the message was loud and clear.” PSHE Coordinator, Marsh Green Primary School.

“The Altru team were excellent – they really engaged the children, covering a host of online safety issues in a fun but serious way. All of the children were engaged in the performance and were reminded of how to be safer when they go online. The apps referenced were all relevant. Very powerful and encourages safe, responsible and respectful use of the social media and the internet. I would recommend to schools.” Paul Bradshaw, Senior School Improvement Officer(Liverpool), New Technologies & Online Safety

More photos of Tangled Web in action can be seen on our flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132057458@N06/albums/72157680780515993

Tangled Web will be on tour in February and March 2018. We’ll be touring the North West, South East and Yorkshire.

Tangled Web tours schools in the spring term, to complement your work around Safer Internet Day, which is on Tuesday 6th February in 2018.  More information about this initiative can be found here: https://www.saferinternetday.org/