This week teaching staff are incorporating videos, literature and advice into lessons across college to make sure students are aware of internet safety issues.
The activities have been co-ordinated by Craig Martin, the e-Learning manager. He said, “The idea is to raise awareness of the dangers of the internet. We don’t want to scare students, we want to inform them. We’re having a stand, a video with hints and tips on protecting their reputations and privacy, also running a competition and sent a newsletter out to students and staff about internet safety issues.”
“The big message we wanted to get out was that you should think before you post as if you don’t it could jeopardise your chances of getting a place at University or a job in the future.”
In addition to this week’s activity, One has two drop in sessions in the e-Learning Zone every week where students are encouraged to make sure they are sensible and chat through any issues or questions.
Oliver Blew, said, “I have been involved in similar events at my previous school, however, occasions like this are good as they help re-inforce what you already know.
Maddi Mckinley, added, “Today we’ve been learning that what you put out can be seen by everyone and you can’t delete it so you need to be careful”.
“I think the older you get the more mature you become, so I think most people of my age are aware of the consequences and dangers of the internet. However, it’s important to talk about this topic as the technology is changing all the time therefore days like today are very useful.”