October 5, 2011 No Comments-
The internet is fast becoming the new playground for many children. The ability to share pictures, play games, research homework and send messages instantly without leaving your chair has mass appeal. However, as in real life, the playground can be a scary place and we need to educate children on how they can maximize their enjoyment whilst staying safe online.
Norman UK ran a competition for primary schools to help promote the education of internet safety in primary schools. The children were asked to use words and pictures to describe three internet threats.
The winning school was given ten netbooks complete with full licences of Norman Security Suite and the winner in each category won a netbook complete with Norman Security Suite. Runners up each received a mousemat of their design.
Click on images to view the winners.
The competition was embraced by Bishopswood Junior School who thought it an excellent opportunity to educate their pupils on important online safety issues as a cross curricular project developing pupils’ skills in ICT, literacy and art.
Commenting on the success of the project, Year 5 Teacher and ICT Co-Ordinator Sarah Stephens said,
“Before we took part in the competition, the children wouldn’t have thought twice about clicking on links or opening attachments. Now they have shown a real understanding of the dangers of viruses, worms and Trojans and the difference between them.
They also understand that they need to be careful about the information that they reveal online, because the person chatting to them on a forum or social media site might be pretending to be someone else”.
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