National eSmart Week
National eSmart Week: Monday 5 September – Friday 9 September
The web is a great place to learn, be creative and stay connected, but with one in seven young Australians found to be suffering from cyber bullying, and the many other challenges young people face online, it’s important that we invest in giving our students the skills they need to be responsible digital citizens.
That’s why we’re participating in the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s National eSmart Week – along with hundreds of other schools and libraries – to show our commitment to cyber safety, well being and digital inclusion. We will be organising a number of activities to demonstrate our commitment. Please join us!
FIAS eSmart 2016 activities
- Students in Year 9 Digital Technologies are designing a digital cybersafety character, which they will animate to share cybersafety messages to younger students.
- Primary students will take part in discussions about various cybersafety topics including the smart use of digital devices. They will also take part in an activity where they will design a bookmark that delivers a cybersafety message. Each class will vote on its favourite design and these will be featured on the school website and displayed in the library. The Year 10 CyberLeaders will vote on their favourite overall and the winner will have his/her bookmark printed and available in the library for students to use.
- The Year 10 CyberLeader will be running a cybersafety quiz during lunchtime on Friday 9 September. Students in Years 7-9 are invited to participate and go in the chance to win prizes. They will also be asking students during the week to share tips on how they stay safe when online. This will be compiled into a school list of tips for students on how to be eSmart.
Mrs Candice Shier