Snapchat latest updates

Snapchat latest updates enables users to see exactly where their friends are, so detailed that if you zoom in you can even see the street location.

This obviously raises safety concerns for children who use the app.

Many children tend to import all their random contacts when they set up their Snapchat so unless they or you check their settings it is possible that all these random strangers will now see an accurate location.

As a matter of urgency, we would ask all parents to check their child’s Snapchat settings, we would strongly advice, that Snapchat is changed to ‘Ghost mode’ so that location isn’t shared with friends.

 

Useful Links:

Childnet – Introducing ‘Snap maps’

Childnet – How to Report In Snapchat

UK Safer Internet Centre – Snapchat

Online Safety winners choose a Minecraft Day

This was the third year SICT have ran our Online Safety competition for our Bolton schools linked to #SID17. This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”

This year we have specific categories – Media, Art & DT and coding. Each year the quality and range of entries continues to surprise us.

The Art & DT category was won by : St Peters Smithills Dean

Their prize: An education day for a class of children at our centre.

Here you can see year4s enjoying their Minecraft day the focus for the day was using Minecraft linked to their geography topic – Greater Manchester.

 

And our winners are…

This is the third year Online Safety competition ran for our Bolton schools linked to #SID17

This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”

This year we have specific categories – Media, Art & DT and coding. Each year the quality and range of entries continues to surprise us.

Our judging panel (no one from the curriculum team!) had an extremely hard decision – Ashleigh our new finance manager wanted to give every school a prize!

Our winners of this year Online Safety Competition:

Media category Eagley Junior School

Art & DT category – St Peters Smithills Dean

Coding – Oxford Grove Primary School

 

Well Done and Thank you

to all the schools that supported this year competition, save the date for next year 6th February 2018

 

Online Safety & Scratch2 @Queensbridge

We were asked to go into Queensbridge to work with their year6’s, looking at how to use scratch to begin to program their multiple choice online safety quizzes. As it was Safer Internet Day #SID17  part of the morning session was use to plan possible question and discuss answers.

Hopefully some of these will be finished in time to enter our competition.

Good Luck

Safer Internet Day 2017 #SID2017

This week sees the launch of our annual Online Safety competition for Bolton schools.

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This coincide with the run up to Safer Internet day #SID2017 ran by UK Safer Internet Centre.

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

This year theme is:

Be the change: unite for a better internet

Schools can register as a supporter and there are a range of education packs to support schools.

It would be great to hear what your school is planning to do for #SID2017

St Gregory’s RC Primary claim their Online Safety prize!

Earlier on in the year we ran our Online Safety competition for primary schools linked to Safer Internet Day  We were please to announce that St Gregory’s RC primary won!

Their prize was a trip to our training centre for a day of computing using Lego. We had a selection of children from year3 – year6, some used Lego WeDo2 and some used Lego Mindstorm.

Here are our highlights.

And the winners are ….

Online Safety Competition VeeMakinOnce again a fantastic response from Bolton schools.
Thank you to all schools that supported this years Online Safety competition.

There were posters, collages, Power points, board games, coding games, raps and songs, stop motion videos, models and even an edible e-safety cookie!

Here are some of the highlights.

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