Safer Internet Day 2018 Competition

Encourage pupils to play their part for a better internet with our 'E-safety Tips' Competition


SID2018 LogoThe next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the fifteenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

The theme for 'Safer Internet Day 2018' will be ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you’.

The day will give us the opportunity to think about the positive uses of technology and the role we can all play to create a better internet. The theme encourages us to consider what we do online, the way we behave and communicate and how we should always endeavour to be positive and post positive content.

SID 2018 Competion

To celebrate the fantastic work being done through Safer Internet Day activities around the world, we are delighted to be running a competition for schools. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is create a Tweet based on the SID2018 theme. This can be in simple text, an image or a video. As long as it can be Tweeted and includes @ESafetySupport in the message.

To submit your school entries:

1) Simply Tweet your entries including the @ESafetySupport from your school Twitter account,
or
2) Submit your entries by email to competition@e-safetysupport.com and we will Tweet it on your behalf

Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 5th 2018 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.

Winners

There will be 2 categories, Best Primary School Tweet and Best Secondary School Tweet. Winners will be chosen and announced on Safer Internet Day. Winners will receive one years free Premium Plus membership to E-safety Support for their school.

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Written by E-safety Support on January 10, 2018 15:33

E-safety Twitter Competition Terms 2018

This competition is open to schools and youth organisations in the UK and schools overseas. You do not have to be a member of E-safety Support to enter.

Entries must be received by midnight on 5th February 2018 to be entered into the competition.

Each E-safety Tip must be a Tweet from a school Twitter account (this can be text, image or video) and include @EsafetySupport in the Tweet to be valid.

By submitting an entry, you agree for the Tweet to be used on the E-safety Support website as well as on social media platforms. Your school name (but no names of staff of pupils) may also be included on these platforms.

There are 2 categories, Best Primary School Tweet, Best Secondary School Tweet.

A winner will be chosen from each category and announced on 6th February 2018 - Safer Internet Day. If you are a winner, we will endeavour to contact you by phone and email on the same day prior to announcement. However, if we are unable to contact you, we will still announce the winning entries on the 6th February.

If you are chosen as a winner, you will be given 1 years free Premium Plus membership to E-safety Support for your school. If you are already a member, the free year will be added to the end of your current membership period. Alternatively, you may choose to nominate another school to receive your prize.

For winner’s details please send an email to: competition@e-safetysupport.com within 28 days of the draw date.

By entering the free prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in promotional material.

Written by E-safety Support on January 10, 2018 15:19

Childnet 2017 Film Competition Winners Announced

Young people’s internet safety films to be used as educational resources, as Childnet announce national winners of its 2017 Film Competition


Childnet Competition 2017 EventLeading online safety charity Childnet announced the winners of the eighth annual Childnet Film Competition at a private screening held for the competition finalists and industry guests at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank.

Judged by a panel of experts from the BBC, BBFC and the BFI, the two winning schools and the four other finalists will now see their films used as internet safety resources to educate other young people about how to ‘Be the change’ and use the internet positively and safely.

The Childnet Film Competition was founded in 2010 to harness the positive role of peer-to-peer education and provide a creative and inclusive approach to empower and inspire young people aged 7-18 to use technology safely, positively and creatively.

Through the process the young people create valuable resources to educate their peers about staying safe online and develop their own understanding of what it means to be a good digital citizen.

Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet, said:
“The Childnet Film Competition is a great opportunity for young people to showcase their creative skills by creating engaging and educational videos to spread key online safety messages. The standard of entries this year has been exceptionally high and it’s clear to us that these young people are really passionate about making the internet a better place for all. All of the finalists’ films will be invaluable resources to help educate other young people about online safety.”

The competition invites schools and youth organisations from across the UK to capture their internet safety messages in a short film. This year, the film competition invited young people to think about how young people can come together and make a positive change online.

Childnet Education Projects Officer, Becky Nancarrow, said:
“This year’s Film Competition theme, ‘Be the change’, was all about inspiring young people to think about how they as young people can change the way that they use the internet for good. Today we not only saw the time and dedication that has gone into creating these films but the passion young people have for creating a better internet for everyone. It’s amazing that the young people’s films will continue to have an even wider impact, as they become resources for schools and youth groups to use”.

With over 127 entries from across the two categories; primary and secondary, entries ranged from animated films, to dramas about cyberbullying, to a news story about the positive uses of the internet. 6 schools attended the finalists’ event at the BFI in London before seeing their films on the big screen.

The films were judged by David Austin OBE Chief Executive at the BBFC, Catherine McAllister Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection BBC Children’s, and Joanna van der Meer Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer at BFI Southbank.

The winners of this year’s Film Competition were St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School in the primary category with their film Be the Change: It starts with us. In the secondary category the winners were Dover College with their film Trouser Boy.

The winning films from the Childnet Film Competition can be viewed here: www.childnet.com/filmcompetition

Childnet Winners 2017

Quotes from the Film Competition 2017 finalists’ event

‘The film competition puts online safety into a practical setting, in school or at home children don’t always get it, but putting those messages into a film they get into it and understand it more because it’s encouraging them to do something for themselves; something that’s big, that other people will see, and something that’s fun.’ – Teacher

‘I think it’s a great way of teaching children how to be safe, because it’s also a fun way of being in a competition, so it’s competitive. Through the competition I learnt that even if you do something wrong you can always find a way to make it better’ - Young person, primary category winner

‘I think this competition is really good for teaching people about online safety, on top of that we had a lot of fun doing the video! It took us a few hours and overall the experience was really good for us, and today was just the highlight’ – Young person, secondary category winner

Written by Childnet International on July 13, 2017 09:38


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