As part of the Safer Internet Day Activities held in school during PSCD Lessons, Ms Melanie Cini and her students of St. Nicholas College, Secondary School, Dingli, teamed up with their European Twinning partners of the eTwinning project Think, Act, Inspire! to work on various topics within the PSCD Curriculum. These past few weeks, students worked on various aspects of internet safety in class, online and on Twinspace. In mixed national teams, students created tips and slogans which were then transformed into posters available to be printed and shared in schools.
BeSmart Online! is a multi-agency project implemented through a consortium coordinated by Tech.mt and brings together FSWS Agenzija Appogg, the Office of the Commissioner for Children, the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP) and the Malta Police Force – Cyber Crime Unit. The consortium is supported by the expertise and experience of a number of strategic partners’ who contribute through a purposely set up Advisory Board. All partners work together to raise awareness and educate children and teens, parents/carers and educators on the safer use of the Internet. The partners also established and promotes www.childwebalert.gov.mt, an online reporting facility for illegal online content, particularly child abuse material and offers support services to respective victims.
During this time when teaching and learning has shifted online, BeSmart Online! has issued a series of guidelines for students and parents/guardians. Click on the links below to download the information brochures:
During this time of school closures, both students and educators worldwide are spending more and more time online. The question to ask ourselves is: How safe are our online practices ? Continue reading
eSafety Label+: ‘Become the next eSafety Champion’ is an Erasmus+ project aiming to mobilise and foster the exchange of knowledge and best practices among a wide community of European teachers and other school actors to better equip schools for a safe and responsible digital future. Learn more by visiting the project page: eSafety Champions.
Children and young people may not know how to react to inappropriate online content on social media platforms, such as Instagram, YouTube or Snapchat. Now that we all are spending more time online, it is more important than ever to make sure that they enjoy a safe online environment. This guide helps parents and teachers to report abusive content to keep them safe: http://bit.ly/eSLReportingSocialMedia
St. Nicholas College is pleased to announce that we shall be holding a dedicated talk about Internet Safety on Tuesday, 5th of February 2019, from 8:30am to 9:30am, at Rabat Middle School. Participation is open to all parents/grandparents/guardians/carers.
During this session, Mr. Omar Seguna (Education Officer, DLTS) will be going through the possible downsides and signs to look out for when our students spend a lot of time online, such as online bullying, the dangers of being always connected, legal issues related to unsafe behaviour online, etc. There will also be time for some brief questions from the audience.
Should you wish to participate for this meeting, may we kindly ask you to send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 25988000 / 25988004 (Amanda Debattista) by not later than Friday 1st of February 2019.