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Cool to Connect



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.

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Our Programme

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“My daughter spoke of the programme so much and I know it has had a profound effect on her confidence and acceptance of others.” – Springfield parent
"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student
“I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading Bouncing Back and the Telling Truth stories to my kids this past week. We've been reading a few chapters each night before going to bed. My son is four and a half and my daughter six and a half and in Grade 1. They have both absolutely LOVED them! We have had very late bedtimes as they've insisted that I keep reading! Even though they are both so young (and I thought too young which is why I hadn't read them the stories until now), they were completely compelled and fascinated! At the end of the each book, they both without any initiation started discussing some of the themes. After the bouncing back story, they both started to talk about some of things they had learnt in the day. From the 'learn the lesson and move on' refrain, my daughter told me that she had learnt that she can tell her friend NO if she doesn't want to do something! What an important thing to learn!” – Nicole, Cape Town
"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM was so great and wonderful. Today I can express my feelings because of CTBM. I am a good person because of CTBM. I want to say thanks a lot. It’s CTBM." - Grade 6 student

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student

"I now have confidence to say stuff even if people laugh at me." - Grade 6 student

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student 

CTBM helped me so that if someone says you are ugly, don’t listen to him and in your mind say “I am beautiful and I know who I am.” - Grade 6 student
“I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback to the COOL TO BE ME sessions at Springfield last night. It is a fabulous course and my daughter enjoyed it tremendously. Also from the response of the parents I think they felt the same way.” – Springfield parent
"CTBM is a great programme. It changed my life and helped me feel great about myself." - Grade 6 student

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