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

Apps for Teachers and Education - GoBubble

The second in our series of peer-to-peer reviews of apps being used by schools


Featured AppsHere at E-safety Support, we are regularly contacted by our members who want to know a little more about a new app they are investigating for their school.

Following our first review of ClassDojo, we received a number of comments from fellow teachers, which allowed others to make more informed decisions about whether to use it in their schools. Thank you all for your input.

As our series on educational apps grows, our intention at E-safety Support is to provide a useful arena for teachers to share their comments, allowing others to evaluate the feedback and help them decide if the app is for them.

We continue our series with GoBubble

The age limit on using sites like Facebook may be 13 but that does not stop four out of five primary school kids admitting to using social media at least once a day. Determined to give parents and teachers the tools to deal with this growing trend, former police sergeant and e-safety guru, Henry Platten took matters into his own hands, developing a safe social media platform that young children can use.

GoBubble from eCadets is designed to put an end to unwanted friend requests, dubious content and the potential for cyber-bullying. It allows children to take advantage of the best bits of social media without any of the negative aspects. With GoBubble children can chat online with school friends, share jokes, pictures or videos and learn about different cultures by making new friends of the same age from around the world.

“We need to accept that our kids love social media and will use it no matter what the age limit is, so my view is, don’t ban them, just provide them with a safe alternative that has all of the up sides but none of the down sides,” says Henry Platten founder of the multi-award winning eCadets. “GoBubble is that safe alternative.”

What are your thoughts on GoBubble?
If you are using GoBubble in your school, or have had experience of the app and would like to share your thoughts to help other E-safety Support members, please use the comments section below, or email tina@e-safetysupport.com.

Are there apps you would like to discuss?
If you would like to ask about other apps that interest you, please let us know by emailing tina@e-safetysupport.com.

Written by E-safety Support on March 30, 2017 10:35


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