At the start of the new year, all children at Westacre have been thinking about their own Digital Footprints.
What is a digital footprint?
It is important to know that if you post something on the internet, it will stay there. On the Internet a digital footprint is the word used to describe the trail, traces or “footprints” that people leave online.
Your digital footprint
Every time you go online you leave a trail. If you take a look in the history section of your website browser and you can see the websites you have visited in the past.
We are living in an increasingly digital world. You might add data about yourself on a great number different websites or applications.
Your own digital footprint is the data that is left behind by you on all the digital services that you use. Take a look at the footprint image below….how many do you recognise?
Yesterday, Tuesday 5th February, was Safer Internet Day across the UK and world....as part of this Westacre Cyber Council visited Dodderhill School to meet other Digital Leaders and create e-safety movies based on scenarios.This years topic was CONSENT - what we give permission for online. These will be shared with the school during our next assembly.
The whole school took part in Safer Internet Day activities, which we combined with a Speaking and Listening Day . This gave the children an opportunity to talk about situations they may find themselves in when using technology.
During the recent Anti-Bullying Week, Year 6 spent some time in their Computing lessons thinking about cyber bullying - what it is and how people can support victims of it. The children then spent some time creating their own J2E webpages about this issue - some of them can be found via the links below:
Westacre E-Safety Mascot
As part of Safer Internet Day 2017, pupils were challenged to take part in a competition to design their own e-safety mascot. As well as raising the profile of online safety around school, pupils who took part also earned house points for their respective houses. The entries were judged by our Cyber Council members, who chose entries by Grace in 5TS and Jade in 6BB for a special mention, but chose the following as the overall winner:
Worcestershire is 'Playing its Part for a Better Internet'
We have started to receive entries from across the county to our E-Safety poster competition. So far, entries have been delivered to us from schools in Worcester, Bromsgrove, Stourport -on-Severn and, of course, Droitwich. Here are Oliver and Emma (members of our Cyber Council) receiving entries from our friends and neighbours at Chawson First School. Then Daria, Leah and Olivia can be seen with pupils from Westlands First School, while Katie, Freya and Will helped collect entries from children at Wychbold First and Nursery School.
In recognition of our efforts with E-Safety, the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore came in to school recently to meet some of our pupils and hear about the e-safety webpages they have been creating, the activities they took part in during Safer Internet Day and how they are teaching other pupils and adults about online safety. Bill was impressed with what we are doing as a school and was full of praise in particular for Finley C, Freya, Isabel J and Lily-Mai from Year 5 who spoke to him with such confidence and knowledge.
Social Networking TV News Report
Pupils from Year 5 had an amazing opportunity to visit the Sky TV studios and create their own news report. They created a film about the use of 'social networking' on the internet to help teach all of the people in our school community (pupils, parents and staff) about the importance of online safety. Please go the Year 5 section of this website to find out more about what they children did on the day.