Students at The Stockwood Park Academy have been spending this half-term exploring safety online, covering a range of topics such as grooming, extremism, online fraud, bullying and dealing with disagreements online. Having celebrated the fantastic innovations of British innovators such as 19th century programmer Lady Ada Lovelace, the students explored ways of resolving or avoiding conflict online, starting with the sage advice, 'do not feed the trolls'.
To celebrate National Safer Internet Day 2016, our students sent out positive messages on the academy Twitter feed as part of this year's theme, #ShareAHeart. Students gave a range of wise suggestions such as 'Don't be deceived: if an offer looks too good to be true, then it probably isn't!' and 'stop posting hate online'. We have shared a range of these messages on our academy Twitter feed as part of a nationwide ‘thunderclap’ for National Safer Internet Day. To see the full list of #ShareAHeart messages, visit our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/TSLTStockwoodPk.
Year 10 students enjoyed a vibrant and entertaining workshop on online safety and extremism, as part of our academy’s Prevent strategy. Year 10s were shown some tricky ways in which they can be manipulated online by those sharing radical and dangerous views, how to spot common grooming techniques, and ways to keep your online information private. Students found the workshop ‘interesting and powerful’ – as did the staff!