All Key Stage 3 students learnt about different aspects of Online Safety which linked to Internet Safer Day which took place on the 8th February 2022. The themes for this year’s Internet Safer Day are ‘Fun and Games’, ‘Exploring Respect’ and ‘Relationships Online’. The students learnt about what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour when playing games online and how to be respectful towards others when playing online games.
Students are increasingly online due to the current climate and are being exposed to a variety of new online tools. It is our responsibility to teach them how to stay safe and what is acceptable use on the software and Apps around today. During these sessions they will gain knowledge about a variety of Apps and how to stay safe when using these Apps and other important information to keep them safe.
Linking to this, as part of STEM Festival, Key Stage 3 are taking part in a competition all about digital footprint. The students have been asked to design a poster to inform other students around school about the digital footprint and the consequences of posting and sharing items online. The posters will be judged and the winning posters from years 7, 8 and 9 will be printed professionally and displayed around school. Good luck to all those involved and I look forward to announcing the winners in the coming weeks.
Year 9 are currently completing their media unit of work. The end product will allow students the opportunity to use the video cameras and film a movie trailer which will then be edited. I am looking forward to seeing the finished products.