COOL TO CONNECT shares with children the skills and values of the art of great communication. Good communication is a key factor in meaningful and successful living.
Communicating in today’s world
COOL TO CONNECT focuses on teaching children to make good decisions online and keep digital communication fun and safe for themselves and their peers. ‘Connection perfection’ rules this programme while ‘head and heart connecters’ provide the skills and values necessary to avoid ‘connection infection’. The result is children who are tech- and emotionally- savvy and who can apply their emotional skills to using technology appropriately.
Easy to implement through experiential learning
COOL TO CONNECT comprises 12 one-hour lessons filled with fun, experiential exercises, games and discussions. Each lesson can be broken down further into 30-minute sessions allowing for flexibility within the school timetable.
Take charge of the keyboard
Although designed for Grade 5, COOL TO CONNECT can be implemented as a stand-alone programme in grades 6 and 7. Children have launched themselves into the digital communication arena but many are mostly unaware of the pitfalls, dangers and consequences of the keyboard.