Safer Internet Day

NewsPosted by J Murray Mon, February 05, 2018 07:06PM

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day is celebrated on Tuesday 6th February. It aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you” encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.

Safer Internet Day 2018 encourages everyone to join and play their part. There are many ways to do this:

· Children and young people can help to create a better internet by being kind and respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations (and those of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online.

· Parents and carers play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and positively, or by acting as digital role models. As a parent monitor the games and websites that your child is playing/accessing. Ensure that it is age appropriate content.

· Teachers, educators and social workers can help to create a better internet by equipping their pupils and students with digital literacy skills and by developing their critical thinking skills, which will allow them to better navigate the online world. They can empower them to create their own content, make positive choices online and can set a personal example of online behaviour for their pupils and students.

· Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.

Round Tower IPS invites everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 and, indeed, throughout the whole year. A better internet starts with you!

Find out more about the global campaign for Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.

Other online safety resources can be found at www.childnet.com and thinkuknow.co.uk

Safer Internet Day

NewsPosted by J Murray Thu, February 12, 2015 09:54AM
Tuesday 10th February was Safer Internet Day. Every class discussed Internet Safety. Pupils made pledges about their Internet use and some classes watched a video explaining about the dangers of the internet.

The PSNI came in to talk to our Key Stage 2 pupils about being"S.M.A.R.T" on the internet. We were taught that:
S is for staying safe on the internet
M is for not arranging to meet strangers
A is for alaways tell an adult if you see something on the internet that upsets you
R is for reliable websites - only use trustworthy websites and to be responsible whilst using the internet
T is for tell someone if you receive emails from someone you don't know or if someone asks to meet up with you

We all now know the dangers of the internet and realise that we have to stay SMART when we use the internet.

ICT Club

NewsPosted by J Murray Thu, January 08, 2015 01:17PM
ICT Club for P.6 will commence on Tues 13th Jan from 3pm until 4pm. The other dates for the club are as follows:

Tues 20th Jan

Tues 27th Jan

Tues 3rd Feb

Tues 10th Feb

Tues 24th Feb

Tues 3rd Mar

Tues 10th Mar

Tues 24th Mar

There will also be an ICT Club for P.4 later in the year.

ICT Club

NewsPosted by J Murray Fri, April 04, 2014 02:08PM
P.6's have been enjoying coming to ICT Club every Thursday from 3-4pm. They have been learning lots of new skills in order to improve their PowerPoint Presentations. The pupils are now able to copy and paste pictures as well as resizing and rotating them. P.6 particularly enjoyed using the Ipads to gather their information. In addition to this the P.6's have learned how to create folders and how to animate their writing. The PowerPoint Presentations have improved each week. The pupils will present their PowerPoints and will evaluate their Presentations.

Safer Internet Day

NewsPosted by I.C.T. Department Mon, March 03, 2014 03:30PM
Safer Internet Day was on 11th February. All the pupils talked about ways in which they can keep themselves safe on the internet. Key Stage 1 pupils learned that you have to think before you click! Key Stage 2 pupils learned that they have to be S.M.A.R.T when they are using the internet.

S: Stay safe by searching appropriate websites
M:Do not agree to meet anyone that they you not know
A:Only access appropriate websites
R: Reliable- not all information on the internet is reliable
T:Tell someone if you find a website that is unsuitable.

The PSNI visited the school to reiterate the message of "keeping Yourself Safe on the Internet" and the pupils watched the live stream from www.saferinternet.org

Using ICT

NewsPosted by I.C.T. Department Mon, March 03, 2014 03:19PM

Using ICT, along with Communication and Using Maths is one of the 3 statutory Cross Curricular Skills. The Curriculum Requirements for Using ICT are set out under the 5 E’s: Explore, Express, Express, Exchange, Evaluate and Exhibit.

Explore: Pupils find, choose and use information. Pupils then progress to using digital tools to investigate and solve problems.

Express: Pupils develop and present their ideas using text, sound, music and still or moving images.

Exchange: Pupils communicate with others online to share and develop ideas. This includes sending and receiving emails as well as contributing to online courses.

Evaluate: Pupils reflect on their process and outcome, thinking about how they carried out an activity and how they might improve on what they did.

Exhibit: Pupils manage and showcase their work digitally. This ranges from pupils printing and saving their work to organising and maintaining digital files and folders.

At Round Tower I.P.S we recognise ICT as being an integral part of the curriculum and as a key skill for everyday life. As such, we believe that pupils are entitled to a structured and progressive approach in the learning of ICT skills.

Our school aims to provide an enjoyable curriculum for ICT and we use ICT as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum. We have responded to new developments in technology with every classroom having an Interactive White Board. More recently we purchased 24 Ipads in order to further enhance our existing networked computers and laptops.

The pupils are given further opportunities to develop their ICT skills through extra-curricular ICT Clubs. At Round Tower I.P.S we strive to give our pupils safe access to a range of technology because we are very aware that ICT motivates and enthuses pupils in addition to equipping them with skills that are needed in our ever changing technological world.