This year, Old Palace School’s Safer Internet Week is being delivered conjunction with Google and Parent zone, with Google’s Be Internet Legend online safety scheme forming the basis of many of the activities.
This new Google scheme is aimed particularly at younger students, with older students having activities based around the theme of the safety issues associated with online gaming (younger students will also be made aware of these).
Along with the massive increase in the use of the Internet due to lockdown (the UK’s internet use has now doubled), online gaming has increased also significantly, along with the risks associated with it.
In Old Palace Year 6, students will undertake special learning activities based around Google’s Be Internet Legend Scheme, as well using Google’s Interland online gaming environment. Students will be given a chance to be awarded a special Google trophy!
Year 7 students in their Computer Science lessons will undertake special learning activities based around Google’s Be Internet Legend Scheme, as well as using Google’s Interland online environment. Students will also get the chance to be awarded a special Google trophy at the end of completing a series of e- safety learning tasks.
Years 8 and 9 students will have activities in their Computer Science lessons based on staying safe online, with the theme of online gaming as the focus. Years 10 and 12 students have the opportunity to engage with a dedicated assembly and the various different themed activities/ competitions being held during the week.
The Digital Leaders team will also be involved in various different activities, including giving a whole school assembly, running themed competitions and delivering an e-safety learning activity to Prep, with an opportunity to win Google trophies.
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