Winners of 2016 Central E-Safety Partnership Video/animation competition

esafetycomp2016logoThe winners of the 2016 Central E-Safety competition for children & young people in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan Council areas to Create a Game/App or an Animation/Video to help deliver a strong e-safety message and promote positive uses of digital technology have been selected by the judging panel.

Prizes and certificates have been presented to the winners as follows:

ESafetyPartnershipcompprimarywinnerWinner in the age category 8-11 was Karys Findlay at Moray Primary School who was received a prize including an iPad mini, and chance to have lock-and-play gaming sessions. The school also received a year’s online subscription to BrainPop UK, BrainPop Jr and BrainPop ESL. The prize was presented by PC Fiona Murphy of the Central E-safety Partnership.

JB_CV_AlloaAcademyJoint Winners in the age category 12-15 were Cara Vickers and Jena Brown of Alloa Academy who each received a prize including an iPad mini and chance to have lock-and-play gaming sessions. The school also received a DVD recorder/Freeview player and a year’s online subscription to BrainPop UK including BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP France and BrainPOP ESL.

Pictured at the presentation of the prizes to winners Cara Vickers and Jena Brown were Headteacher of Alloa Academy Jackie Ebsworth, renowned tenor Martin Aelred and PC Andy Ward of the Central E-Safety Partnership.

This competition was to help celebrate great uses of the Internet and mobile technology, and promote tips for keeping safe online and in using mobile devices to help children and young people better understand about the positives of sharing online but also the dangers of inappropriate sharing, as well as how to avoid making hurtful comments online.

The competition was open to children and young people who live in the Forth Valley area or who attend schools within the Forth Valley E-safety partnership area (Clackmannan Council, Falkirk Council and Stirling Council areas). 

The Central E-safety Partnership is very grateful to the following for their support and in providing the prizes for this competition:

AVMI AVMI http://www.avmi.com/
BrainPopUK BrainPop UK – http://www.brainpop.co.uk/
Computer-division Computer Division Stirling – http://www.computer-division.com/
GAME Game – Stirling – http://www.game.co.uk/
XMA XMA – http://xma.co.uk/

Trust Me – learning how to recognise what to trust online

TrustMeTrust Me – Learning how to recognise what to trust online – a great set of resources for schools to support teaching children of all ages and stages how to recognise what sources online they can most trust. The resources contains lesson plans for both primary and secondary level that aim to empower teachers to discuss how to think critically around content seen online, contact of the kind that young people may have with others online, and propaganda material that may seek to persuade or change their views. The packs also contain guidance for teachers on questions to ask and further sources of information.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/trust-me

Competition to Create Game/App or Animation/Video to deliver e-safety message and promote positive uses of digital technology

esafetycomp2016logoIt’s competition time! The 2016 Central E-Safety competition for children & young people in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan Council areas is to Create a Game/App or an Animation/Video to help deliver a strong e-safety message and promote positive uses of digital technology. And there are some neat prizes for winners! Prizes include tablet devices, lock-and-play gaming sessions, online subscriptions, t-shirts, cinema tickets and more!

Help celebrate great uses of the Internet and mobile technology, and promote tips for keeping safe online and in using mobile devices by creating an app/game or animation/video to help children and young people better understand about the positives of sharing online but also the dangers of inappropriate sharing, as well as how to avoid making hurtful comments online.

Who can enter?

Children and young people who live in the Forth Valley area or who attend schools within the Forth Valley E-safety partnership area (Clackmannan Council, Falkirk Council and Stirling Council areas) in the following categories:

Entry categories

Age 8-11

Age 12-15

Age 16-18

Entries can be from individuals or groups of children and young people – in the event of the group being of different ages the entry must be in the category for the eldest member of the group.

How to enter

What’s most important is the message and not the medium. Entries can be in whatever form is easiest for you. The entry can be sent if that is possible or hosted elsewhere and the link sent as the entry. Note that images in any entry must not include faces of real people, and no copyright must be infringed. The theme for Safer Internet Day (i.e. “PLAY YOUR PART FOR A BETTER INTERNET”) needs to be included in some way as part of the entry. Send your entry (or a link to your entry if stored online elsewhere) via email to CEP@glowmail.org.uk. This may be a link to the created /animation video hosted elsewhere (such as YouTube). Make sure you include details of the names of who created the song or rap, the age category, and where you’re from (either school name or the area in the Forth Valley area entrants are from).

What you’ll win

There will be a range of exciting prizes. Prizes include tablet devices, lock-and-play gaming sessions, online subscriptions, t-shirts, cinema tickets and more. And winning entries will be included here in the Central E-Safety Partnership online space and publicised, to include the names of the creators and their school or geographical area.

Deadline for entries

Launch is Safer Internet Day 2016 on February 9 with deadline for entries being received being 30 April 2016

How your entry will be judged

After the deadline the judging panel will select a winner in each category and all entrants will be advised of the outcome of the judging process.

How your entry will be shared after the deadline

All entries which meet the criteria of promoting positive uses of the Internet and delivering an e-safety message may be shared in a public online space and will include the names of the writers and their school or geographical area.

Terms and conditions

1. All entries must be received no later than the closing date of 30 April 2016.

2. All entrants must be living in the Forth Valley area or from schools within the Forth Valley e-safety Partnership area (Clackmannan Council, Falkirk Council, and Stirling Council areas).

3. Material submitted must be the original work of the children or young people entering the competition, should not have been previously entered in any competition and should not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of third parties.

4. Entries may be created by groups of children or young people working collaboratively and must be entered in the category of the eldest child/young person in the group.

5. Entries must include the names of all those who created the entry, the category in which they are entering, and the name of their school (or location area).

6. Winning entries will be posted online following the outcome of the judging process. All entries which meet the criteria of promoting positive uses of the Internet and delivering an e-safety message may be shared in a public online space and will include the names of the writers and their school/geographical area.

7. Entrants should keep a copy of their entries as entered material will not be returned.

8. By entering the competition entrants accept the terms and conditions and agree that entries may be used by the Forth Valley e-safety Partnership for promotional purposes at no cost, which will include placing them online and promoting via various avenues. The rights and ownership of the entries will remain with the creators.

This competition is promoted by the Central E-Safety Partnership which covers the Forth Valley area of central Scotland.

E-Safety Advice and guides

You can find e-safety advice and guides here which might help with content you wish to include in your app/game or animation/video: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Resources which may help

BrainPOP animated videos specifically aimed at children and young people are being made available free of charge for the duration of the competition to Glow users in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire – just click on the BrainPOP tile on the local authority launchpad within Glow. All BrainPOP animated videos and resources on a whole range of topics (which includes e-safety resources) will be accessible free of charge to Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire until 30 April.

Resources which may help in creating an animation can be found here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/ICTFalkirkPrimaries/online-animation-tools/

Resources which may help in creating a game can be found here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/ICTFalkirkPrimaries/creating-online-quizzes-for-the-classroom/

Resources which may help in creating an app can be found here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/ICTFalkirkPrimaries/thinking-of-creating-an-app-for-your-school/

Please note that the above links are only provided as suggested starting points and entrants may choose to use any tool which they prefer.

For a copy of the promotional poster to download and print to display please click on the link below:

CEP_2016_online_safety_competition poster

Your school can get your free education pack for Safer Internet Day 2016

SaferInternetDay16EdPacksClick here to get details of the Education Packs for Schools for Safer Internet Day 2016.  There are three packs: Primary (ages 3-11), Secondary (ages 11-19) and a pack for parents and carers. The packs are designed to help schools and organisations working with young people to plan and celebrate Safer Internet Day, 9 February 2016, under the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet’. Each pack contains a lesson plan, an assembly script, posters, drama activities and video content from SID TV. You can download the packs from the UK safer Internet Centre website by clicking on this link.

Had a new device for a present?

NewdevicepresentWhether it’s for a birthday or at Christmas time many children may receive a new device as a present. Click on this link to read about advice for parents (and their children) about how to ensure the device is set up to make use of the safety features. But also the post highlights how to ensure children are aware of costs of in-app purchases, and to give pointers for conversations and decisions as a family.

Teaching safer use of smartphone camera

SCparentsSCSchoolsLots of kids will get a new smartphone with a built-in camera at Christmas…
For parents, engaging with your kids can help build the confidence and resilience they need to cope. It allows them to chat more freely about the things they like on their phones, as well as things they don’t. For kids who need extra help with new technology, Parental Controls can also be useful.”

The ISPCC have put together the leaflets at the links below to help parents.
SelfieCop – flier for parents

SelfieCop – flier for schools

SelfieCop-Explainer

Digital Parenting Magazine

Digital_parenting_magazine4Digital Parenting – a magazine full of advice for parents/carers about mobile devices and the Internet and how to be better informed about keeping their children safe. Multiple copies of these magazine can be downloaded by schools for free, so every parent/carer can be given their own copy.

Past issues of the magazine can also be viewed online – these magazines are designed to help parents/carers keep their children safer using mobile technologies and online, and provide a great deal of information for parents/carers about a host of topics related to mobile phones and the Internet and their use by children and young people.​

Past issues:

http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/digital-parenting/magazines.html

Current Issue for ordering for schools:

http://parentzone.org.uk/order-your-free-vodafone-digital-parenting-magazine

Current issue to view online:

http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/

 

 

Be Awesome Online and in Real Life – YouthSpark Hub Online Safety

YouthSparkHubOnlineSafetyBe Awesome Online and in Real Life – a post on the YouthSpark Hub provided by Microsoft. This is a series of visual pages with interactive elements, whether getting viewers to choose responses to questions and then presenting statistics on how others responded to these responses. And there is a quiz about online safety. And having enjoyed the interactive materials there are then links to hosts of associated materials, help guides as well as research.

Child Internet Safety Training Conference Event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 28 October 2015

PolicyHubScotland

Child Internet Safety Training Conference Event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Child Internet Safety conference: Leading challenges, effective responses and strategies for minimizing risk online Wednesday 28 October 2015 in Edinburgh

This event seeks to provide an opportunity for colleagues from schools, local authorities and the third sector to hear about how to strike the right balance between keeping children safe online and ensuring they become highly competent, confident and responsible digital citizens.

Featuring a range of expert speakers, this one-day training conference will comprise three core strands covering:

Cyber bullying and Sexting
◾ The dangers and impact of these leading challenges to child online safety in Scotland

◾Effective responses and strategies for minimizing the risks

E-safety in Scotland’s schools
◾ Embedding online safety into the Curriculum for Excellence and promoting a whole school approach to responsible use

◾ Reviewing and improving e-safety provision in Scottish schools using the 360 degree safe self-assessment tool (developed by South West Grid for Learning and rolled out by Education Scotland last year)

Partnership working on e-safety
◾ Developing collaborative strengths-based approaches

◾ The benefits of engaging with a range of groups to promote child online safety – creating a better, safer internet together

Speakers include:

• Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot

• Brian Donnelly, Director, respectme

• Professor Andy Phippen, Plymouth University

• Heather Smith, Principal Officer – Child Care & Protection Training and Development, City of Edinburgh Council

• Ron Richards, E-Safety Consultant with South West Grid for Learning

• Plus, representatives from the Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Find out more, and register to attend, at the link below:

http://policyhubscotland.co.uk/events/child-internet-safety-conference/

promoting safe use of digital technologies in the Forth Valley area of central Scotland

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