Safer Internet Day 2020: Webwise - Connected

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on February 11th, we celebrate Safer Internet Day. To mark SID 2020, Webwise is launching a new digital media literacy programme titled: Connected.

 

Today, February 11th, we celebrate Safer Internet Day. To mark SID 2020, Webwise is launching a new digital media literacy programme titled: Connected.

The Programme contains 5 modules and is designed to support the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course.

Webwise is also hosting a special event in Twitter HQ, Dublin today to mark the launch of the Connected resource and to celebrate Safer Internet Day. It will include a special panel discussion on emerging technologies and a youth panel showcase. It will also be streamed live on the @TwitterDublin account, so we would encourage students, teachers, and schools to tune in and view the discussion!

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Safer Internet Day Awards 2020

The Safer Internet Day Awards recognise the efforts of young people who have led activities, and campaigns in their schools, clubs, and local communities.

There are a wide range of competition categories including Best Use of Tech, Best Video, Best Picture, and Best Overall Campaign. Winners in each category will be treated to tickets to an exclusive Awards Ceremony featuring a very special guest! Prizes, including Drones, and cameras, will be awarded to winners in the Primary categories
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Get Involved: SID 2020
 
You can still do your bit to highlight Safer Internet Day, and promote a safer, better internet in your school or community.

From doing a lesson in online safety, to starting a class debate, Webwise has lots of ideas to help you get started.
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Be a Webwise Parent

 
Safer Internet Day is a great time to engage parents, and encourage them to talk to their child about online safety.

The Webwise Parents Hub has straightforward, jargon-free, information on popular apps, expert advice on sensitive topics, and talking points to help start a conversation with your child about staying safe online.
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Safer Internet Use in the Classroom

A one hour, short online course is freely available for primary and post primary teachers on Safer Internet Use in the Classroom. The course has expert information, practical tips and advice from other teachers.

Please check the course description for suitability and then enrol with your Scoilnet account via TeacherCPD.ie.
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Social Media and Webwise Teachers

This course is a one hour, short online course suitable for any primary or post primary teacher using social media. It covers the essentials on how to manage your professional reputation—and that of your school—when using social media.

Please check the course description for suitability and then enrol with your Scoilnet account via TeacherCPD.ie.
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New course for SPHE teachers
 
A new, three hour online course for post primary SPHE teachers is now enrolling. This course aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to raise awareness of the risks and threats in digital environments and prevent potentially harmful online behaviour by your students.

Please check the course description for suitability and then enrol with your Scoilnet account via TeacherCPD.ie.
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What is False Information?
 
With so much information at our fingertips it can be easy to come across something online that isn’t quite as accurate or reliable as it should be. This kind of information is often called Fake News but a better description might be false information because it affects more than news stories.

Our new Connected resource is supported by two animations which examine the issue of big data, and false information.
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