Maiden Erlegh Embraces eSafety Day 2010
On the 10 February 2010, six Year 8 students met with Mr Wright, from Bradon Forest School to discuss E-Safety. The day began looking at what people from Bradon Forest thought about E-Safety. The group went onto the Bradon Forest website, and looked at their forum. After reading some of their posts, the pupils started posting their own views and ideas about how safe the internet is and whether the internet is a useful tool.
The group filled in a survey about the internet which asked questions like: how do you access the internet from home? The results were then turned into graphs to display the findings.
Afterwards, the group made their own wiki on the Bradon Forest website. Each pupil had a different subject to write about, such as mobile telephones, Facebook and other internet facilities which raised discussions about cyper-bullying and how persistent telephone calls to the same person in which rude or insulting comments were made is considered cyber-bullying.
After lunch the group watched a cyber bullying film and then discussed how technology can now be used to bully and hurt people. Each pupil made a cartoon strip about a character being cyber bullied. A storyboard was then made on someone getting cyber-bullied.
Cyber-bully can take a number of forms:
· being sent offensive or insulting text messages;
· being sent offensive or insulting e-mails;
· being bullied in a chat-room;
· through an Instant Message;
· or even through websites, as people can post rude remarks about someone.
It was an interesting and informative day for everyone in the group.
The six pupils selected for the day were Rhiannon Bailey, Fraser Pask, Alice Parkin, Elliot Fogelman, Amy Balague, Emma Billngton, Stuart Vickers.
Reporters: Elliot Fogelman, Emma Billington and Stewart Vickers