Safer Internet Day 2011 is not far away now! The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) have provided a really good competition that you can use with any groups of young people, really cool prizes for the winners. It has two age categories 8-10 years and 11 – 16, so can be used for either upper primary or secondary schools and youth groups of any description.
A few details for you…The competition entry can be in any format you choose as long as it reflects the theme of ‘My Life Online’ and has parents/carers as its audience.
Here are some ideas of what you could do:
* Design a computer game – write down your ideas, draw them or maybe make a game with free software
* Produce a film – write a story, use pictures to plan your camera shots or use a camera if you have one
* Make an advert – create a poster or film an advert
* Create a cartoon – draw your own cartoon on paper or use a programme on your computer
* Create a photo blog – use free software or make a photo collage to send in
* Record a song – make up your own song with a catchy chorus
* Write a quiz – test parents on their knowledge and tell them what they should know
For all the details of the competition please go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk/mylifeonline
Dont forget! Safer Internet Day resource packs for primary and secondary schools are now available online. They can be downloaded at http://www.childnet.com by clicking on the ‘Safer Internet Day’ logo and following the links. Additionally, to support Safer Internet Day on the 8th of February 2011, the UK Safer Internet Centre will be launching a new website, www.saferinternet.org.uk, at the beginning of January.
We hope that all schools and youth groups in Highland will take part, if you need any further advice please speak to Louise Jones or Jim Henderson.