As part of our role as educators, it became increasingly frustrating to hear news of the same type of water related accidents happening around the UK. We felt strongly that if better information was available it would be possible to better educate young people on common pitfalls. If incident data was published soon after it occured, it would seem more real to young people. At certain times, e.g. more >
Over 30% of children under the age of 13 say they have a facebook profile. We know from talking to teachers and children this number is much higher. Schools are increasingly having to deal with issues which begin online, within social networking sites. The traditional approach of locking down access to the internet no longer works as children increasingly access the internet via mobile devices and in unmoderated enviroments.
Supporting excluded young people in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) can be challenging, especially when it comes to the use and misuse of social media. Stephen Carrick-Davies, author of the ‘Munch Poke Ping’ report shares what mainstream schools can learn from the work being done in PRUs.
The Digitally Sorted project equips young people aged 12-15 with the skills they need to survive in, and make a positive contribution to, an increasingly digital world. Students at Penrice Academy and Bodmin College have taken part in a series of workshops and training activities exploiting the use of innovative technologies relevant to young people’s needs. more >