Sonia with her son and tutors.
One of the parents of Shabad in 2C, Sonia has been attending different courses through Sunderland College. While attending her ICT class she recently entered a Competition ran by the college to produce a poster about happiness. She was picked in first place over all entrants and received a gift voucher for her achievement, presented by the colleges Vice Principle Judith Quinn.
She also has passed her ICT, English and Maths courses with the help of her tutors Judith Vasey and Zoe Hepplewhite.
Well done Sonia!
The children have started a school podcast called Richard Avenue Radio (RAR). The first 3 podcasts for September 2016, February 2017 and March 2017 have been uploaded. On the podcasts the children talk about news and life at our school. Happy listening!
A group discussion about sharing media including photos and videos online.
Today the school held their annual Safer Internet Day event.
In the morning the school was visited by Northumbria Police who did a special assembly on the danger that can confront children while using the internet and the things they can do to stay safe online.
Two members of Northumbria Police who did an assembly on internet safety.
In the afternoon all individual classrooms watched videos and did classroom exercises in order to help with awareness of potential problems they may encounter online. Each year group had exercises tailored to their age. Topics covered included such things as sharing media including photographs and videos online, playing games and online games with friends, social media and online chat facilities, and online addiction.
A classroom discussion about sharing photos online.
The children watch a video about the potential dangers on online gaming and internet addiction.
We covered who to contact and/or talk to in order to get help when needed. Some more pictures from the day are below:
On Tuesday 7th February 2017, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2017. Throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.
The following information comes from the UK Safer Internet Centre:
This Safer Internet Day we will be exploring the power of image – both for positive and negative – in digital youth culture.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
On 7th February 2017, thousands of people around the world will unite for a better internet and consider what they can do to help ‘Be the change’.
This year for Safer Internet Day 2017, the UK Safer Internet Centre is showcasing the power of image in digital youth culture today.
Image and video sharing are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity, but there can be pressures, risks and potential negative consequences.
We need to ensure children have the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely and creatively.
This Safer Internet Day we want to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to ‘Be the change’ and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet.
To explore these themes, there are a range of activities taking place for Safer Internet Day:
- Education Packs and SID TV to explore the issues children and young people face as a result of communicating using images and videos, from the pressure to be perfect, to the impact of sharing on their online reputation and privacy.
- #giveasmile social media campaign calling on people to use the power of emojis and selfies to help make the internet a more positive place.
- Youth photo campaign: young people across the UK have been creating images to share how images and videos play a role in their online lives, and these images will be exhibited at events across the UK on Safer Internet Day. Get involved with our photography project (pack launching in January) to create your own images!
- Research report into children’s use of images and videos online will be launched by the UK Safer Internet Centre on Safer Internet Day.
As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for KS2 pupils and ones for KS1.
Richard Avenue Primary have recently opened a YouTube channel to publish videos from events and activities that take place in and around school.
Usually videos will be linked from this news section of our website, but occasionally more content that isn’t featured here will be available directly on YouTube.
The children from both schools in front of an anti-bullying display.
Our school councillors were invited to Fulwell Infant School . We were asked us to assess them for their anti-bullying award. They showed us their ‘big blue’ Anti-bullying book and examples of anti-bullying techniques they use in their school. We were then given a tour of their school and playground.
We felt they were so good, we awarded them the Gold Anti-bullying Award!!!
Well done Fulwell Infants and thank you for being good hosts.
The following information comes from Sunderland Council:
A still from the NSPCC ShareAware campaign video.
The NSPCC has just launched a public education campaign, called Share Aware , to help parents keep their children safe online.
The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years – the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices. The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe. The Share Aware campaign aims to give parents the tools to feel confident to have these conversations.
The campaign directs parents to a range of new resources, including Net Aware , a simple NSPCC guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use – as rated by parents and young people themselves.
There is also a downloadable guide for parents , containing top tips for keeping your child safe online, as well as conversation starters to help parents have conversations with their children.
The Share Aware campaign also includes two animations – I saw your willy and Lucy and the boy – that will be shown on prime time television and on digital spaces. These engaging films have a serious message deriving from the stories of two children who share too much about themselves on-line.
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