Each year Bolton SICT run an Online Safety Competition for all our schools, once again we had a fabulous response from all the schools that entered – just glad the curriculum team are not on the judging panel 🙂
Well done to our Online Safety Competition Winners
Programming category – Beaumont Primary School
Media category– The Valley Primary School
Art & DT category – Sunning Hill Primary School – their art work can be seen on our displays in our training rooms, as well as some of the other schools.
Remember, put next year’s date in your diary for #SID19 – Tuesday 5th February 2019
To see all the work our schools did for #SID18 click here
It’s the start of the Spring term which can only mean one thing – the launch of our annual Online Safety Competition linking to Create, Connect & Share Respect A better internet starts with you!
For more activity ideas linked to Safer Internet Day – click here
Following last week’s workshops with year3 & year4 pupils, lots more online safety learning going on at St Thomas Chequerbent with year5 and year6. Looking at the types of apps & games we play & the game’s suitability.
Following workshops with yr5 & yr6 classes, we then had workshops for staff & then an evening session with parents.
Lots of support & interesting discussions.
Had a great afternoon at StThomas Chequerbent working with Year3 and Year4 we looked at all the different websites, games and apps we used.
There was a lot of discussion about how, on some sites, strangers may try to start conversations with young people; we looked at the difference between compliments based on appearance and our personality.
Some children agreed that some of the games they were playing where not suitable and will talk to their parents about no longer playing such games, we all agreed to check the privacy setting of such apps as this will help to keep us safe as well.
It’s a record for us this week – seven schools supported in one week – three of which were full days!
Timetable was planned an hour sessions working with every class – our activities included looking at our digital footprint and discussing the vast array of games the children play on whilst online. Some classes looked the book Chicken Clicking and discussed good things we can share vs. things we should not share, which also included actually sharing and eating fruit at the same time!
In the afternoon there was some thought provoking discussions around GTA and COD – should our children heads really be filled with such content?
Our final discussion topic – Should children under the age of twelve take their mobile device to bed? Some heat discussions but the school bell rang before we could really get to grips with this discussion, one for another day!
Fourth school of the week, @JohnsonFold to work with Key Stage One pupils looking at what we share in real world vs online, First we looked at all the good things
we can share liked toys, friends, food. We then went back to our groups to enjoy friut from our sharing bowls, we had to use our maths brians as we had to work how to share the oranges fairly!
We also read the book Clicking Chicken, Chicken Clicking likes to shop for all her friends online. But not everything is what it seems…
Together we then discussed the sorts of information we should not share online, we liked the idea that our passwords are like our toothbrushes – not to be shared!
We fit alot of learning into our hour workshop … English, Maths, Online Safety, PHSCE & Writing.