Friendship & Cyber Safety Program
This Program is:
A resilience program for primary school students that uses educational theatre to promote cyber safety, friendship and anti bullying. Supported by a Q&A and curriculum-aligned lesson plans.
Buddies follows the journey of two students as they discover the secrets to building healthy relationships and staying safe online.
Lucy is impulsive and breaks the rules to try to fit in. Charlie is being bullied, but he’s afraid to stand up for himself and show his true feelings.
As players in an exciting virtual video game, Charlie and Lucy must co-operate to navigate the cyber chamber, overcome the forces of Aggrator, earn the eight Friendship Discs and restore the Ancient Ring of Friendship.
They learn important lessons about cyber safety, such as not sharing passwords, not talking to strangers, and how to protect their privacy on apps and games.
Together they realise that a true friend is someone who is kind, tells the truth, listens, makes you feel safe and allows you to be yourself.
Designed to complement your school’s existing student wellbeing, bullying and cyber safety programs. Endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider.
Each primary school program includes:
Buddies Cyber Safety Program Covers:
The Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities (Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, ICT Capability, Literacy), HPE, The Arts, English, Digital Technologies, Online Safety & Respect Matters Curriculum Connections.
NSW: PDHPE, Creative Arts, English.
VIC: Drama, Critical & Creative Thinking, English, Ethical Capability, HPE, Civics & Citizenship, Intercultural Capability, Personal & Social Capability, Digital Technologies.
Also supports: The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education, eSafety Toolkit for Schools, The National Education Initiative (Be You), National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools & Pastoral Care. Supports Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), eSmart Schools, and other programs that promote student wellbeing, anti bullying, behaviour management, resilience, cyber safety, mental health and positive relationships in schools.
Each lesson plan in our Classroom Resources is linked to specific curriculum outcomes.
What sort of venue do we need?
An indoor venue with access to electricity. There is no need for any special theatre style venue as the show works best in an open space, with students seated on the floor. A school hall or gym is ideal but we can also use triple classroom areas, libraries etc. Unfortunately due to WHS we cannot use outdoor areas. If you have an unusual venue and would like to discuss it with us please contact our team on 1800 676 224.
What is the cost and how does the minimum fee structure work?
Our maximum audience for all primary school productions is 280. The cost is $6.50 per student (+GST). A minimum fee of $780 (+GST) applies when less than 120 students attend. Our office will email you a tax invoice after the show, based on the number of students that attended.
What provisions do you have in place for supporting child safety and wellbeing?
We are a Child Safe Organisation and comply with all aspects of Child Protection and screening in each state and territory. We have Risk Assessments in place and all our actors are trained in WHS, appropriate behaviour in schools, dealing with student disclosures and providing appropriate help-seeking information. Scripts have been researched and developed in consultation with teachers and a Clinical Psychologist.
What will the actors need on the day?
The actors will arrive one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance time to sign in and access the venue. The shows are performed on the floor (preferably NOT a stage), no chairs please. They have all their own equipment.
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