Teachers have an important duty of care towards their students. To support this, we developed a script for teachers to use in their classrooms to teach students about staying safe in immersive VR.
The script is part of a suite of health and safety resources we developed as part of the VR School Project. It covers things such using hair nets for hygiene, what students should do if they feel cybersick, not staying in immersive VR for too long, and looking out for each other, particular when using VR in ‘moving around mode’ with the controllers.
The script reinforces and elaborates on the advice given on the ‘Be VR Aware’ classroom posters. It can be found in Resources.
Erica Southgate, VR Enthusiast and Associate Professor of Education, University of Newcastle, Australia