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3P Learning and Gooseberry Planet join forces to promote online, curriculum-mapped anti-bullying solution for 5 -13 year olds in anti-bullying week.
3P Learning, provider of award-winning online educational maths and literacy resources for children aged 2- 14, is proud to announce it will be partnering with award-winning Gooseberry Planet to provide a comprehensive e-safety toolkit for the whole school community to schools across the UK, Europe and Middle East (EME). Announced to coincide with anti-bullying week running from 12th – 16th November, the new partnership between 3P Learning and Gooseberry Planet will make it easier for primary schools to access high-quality resources on cyber-safety, allowing them to fulfil their obligation to educate children on online safety as part of both the computing curriculum and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
Aimed at children aged 5-13, Gooseberry Planet uses gaming technology to help children learn about internet safety. During the course of a familiar game, children are exposed to online safety topics such as bullying, meeting strangers, grooming and sexual exploitation. Pupils face real-life online scenarios to which they must respond, while simultaneously collecting points in the form of ‘stars’ and competing with their classmates. The resource is tailored for different abilities, with audio support for children who are less able. As the platform is game-based, it makes it easy for teachers to address often difficult topics, facilitating discussion around issues raised in the game and allowing educators to monitor pupils’ reactions to the situations that are presented.
As a provider of online game-based learning resources, including world-leading maths resource Mathletics, used by over 5 million children worldwide, 3P Learning sees internet safety as integral to its mission to help schools through online learning. Gooseberry Planet’s game-based approach is aligned with 3P Learning’s own attitude to learning: that engaging children in fun, game-based resources is the best way to communicate concepts which children may struggle with or which require repeated practise to ensure understanding.
Jayne Warburton, 3P Learning CEO EMEA commented on the partnership, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Gooseberry Planet to provide their outstanding resource to schools across the UK and EME region. Gooseberry Planet’s innovative game-based approach to raising children’s awareness of online safety issues is aligned with 3P Learning’s own approach of using fun, engaging content to deepen children’s understanding of hard-to-grasp concepts and will be hugely beneficial in helping teachers tackle the often hard to address topics around online safety”.
Stella James, Gooseberry Planet CEO commented, “This partnership is fantastic news for Gooseberry Planet. We are excited to be working with 3P Learning whose award-winning resources are well-recognised across the world as a market leader in education. This partnership will allow us to reach schools and children throughout the EME region, helping pupils and allowing teachers to deliver training on this essential element of the computing curriculum and PSHE”.
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About 3P Learning
3P Learning was established in Australia in 2004 and in the UK in 2006 and has its UK office in Bristol. Its focus is on learner engagement, confidence and motivation and its best known products Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs are strong on powerful curriculum-aligned content, ‘gaming-style’ challenges and rewards. 3P Learning is currently shortlisted for five 2019 Bett awards and its products are used in over 5,000 schools across the UK.