Recent Events and Actions

We have been to the Town Hall to showcase our lessons from the Resource Pack.

We presented our own CPD course for teachers around Renfrewshire.

We used the teachers to test our workshop on and it went very well.

We have been to the Town Hall to showcase our lessons from the Resource Pack.

Nicola who is part of a team developing the No Worries website came in to ask if she could make a link to our website on their Homepage.

We are still selling our Support Me merchandise eg bookmarks , wristbands, pens, pencils and note pads.

Some of the people in Support Me have been making more comic strips for a book. When we do our workshop you could get the chance to make a comic strip for the book.

snap chat

Snapchat is an app that people can go on to send each other pictures. The range of seconds to show the picture is from 1-10 seconds. To get a snapchat you need to be 13 years of age. If you put a date of birth over 1999 you will get snap kids. You can't add people but you can still take pictures and save them.

If you get snapchat you will be able to add lots of people and send each other pics.

Laptop hacked in 27 seconds

 

Twenty seven seconds is all Gavin Holt needed to hack in to an 11 year old girl laptop. Marie Croce believed her daughter Olivia's computer was secure but actually was a wide open cyber-attack. Barely minutes after Gavin arrived at the mum-of- three's house in Troon, Ayrshire. The laptop looked like the least of her worries. With the terrifying speed he had: .Got through the security on Maria’s home Wi-Fi. .Identified that software which had not been updated. .Accessed the laptop because it had simple four letter word. .Hacked other passwords containing the family’s information and bank details. .Located a file on Maria’s Google account, Facebook and Twitter.

What's going on

Since we have come back from the Christmas break we have been working on our presentation and workshop. We have given up our playtimes and lunchtimes to rehearse our lines and skills. We have also been  brainstorming ideas for future events.

Lorraine from Respect Me has visited our after school club to watch our workshop and see what we are up to.

Stay tuned for further events and breaking news announcements.

Merry Christmas From Support Me

The young people in Support Me thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Treat courtesy of Frankie & Bennys. After a busy term presenting at Education Scotland's Event, learning the ropes on how to manage website content uploads, preparing the Roadshow Workshop and starring on STVs Real Heroes Programme, it was nice for them all to
have a night off and enjoy a complimentary 2 course meal. Manager Grant and our waitress Danielle were fantastic, so friendly and attentive, making every member of Support Me feel like a VIP!

Create your comic strip

We are drawing some comic strips to make a book to raise awareness about Anti Cyberbullying.  We are asking people if you can help draw some comic strips.They have to be black and white and four panels per strip. With the idea of Somebody, Wanted, But, So (see example below).  You could make one with pictures and add speech bubbles too. 

The final comic book collection will be published and sold to raise money for Childline.

Please send it to us at Gallowhill Primary School, Paisley, PA34SF or email (as a jpeg file)

Thank You

Some Ideas For Your School

 Here are some ideas for you to use to promote anti cyber bullying in your school.                                                       

Mask making – The opportunity to make masks is to show that cyber bullying cowards hide behind the masks of computers and phones.

Mobile phone treasure hunt – Every class has the opportunity to hunt for paper phones and then decide if the messages on the phones are cyber bullying or not.

Crazy clothes day – It is an opportunity for children to wear what they like without anyone judging them.

T-Shirt competition –Gives the opportunity for the children to design a kind, nice, colourful and friendly T-Shirt. If they win they could get their design on their very own t-shirt.

Guess how many paper phones are in the jar – Make lots of little paper phones and put them in a jar then those who want to play pay 20p and they get a chance to guess how many paper phones are in the jar.

Please let us know how you get on and if you have any other ideas please share.

Heroes

On Thursday evening Mason Graham, Zara Blair, Rebecca Clark (founder members of Support Me) and Holly Phillips & Eve McAlindon (present members) attended the STV Real Heroes Live Final at RBS Headquarters, Edinburgh. It was a very glitzy evening, walking down the red carpet with well known Scottish Celebrities!

Our Resource Pack

This Resource Pack is a wonderful tool for teachers teaching children about Cyberbullying. It contains easy to follow lesson plans using various Co-operative Learning style tasks, it is interdisciplinary, linked to A Curriculum for Excellence and most importantly written by children with a little help from their teachers!

Please send a cheque for £9.60 (this includes UK postage) to Gallowhill Primary School Funds, Gallowhill Primary School, Netherhill Road, Paisley, PA34SF include your address details and we will pop a Resource Pack in the post. Childline benefit from the profits made, have a look at our Online fundraising appeal to see how much we've raised so far! Thank you.

Please visit our shop to view or order other items.

To order this item or to make a purchase enquiry you can call : 0141 887 7109

or contact cybersupport.me

 

Our launch night

The launch of Support Me, the online bullying website, was on Thursday the 5th of September. We were given an overview of the website which pupils helped design with Alistair Brown, the web designer. Some of the guest speakers included Miss Gray, Mrs Hollywood, Mrs Hood, pupils and Childline.

After the presentations we got some refreshments and a chance to see what merchandise was for sale such as pen,highliters,wristbands,bugs,pencils and books.

Then we went to the computer labs to visit the website.

Parent Zone

Some helpful advice to parents:

  • Encourage your child to talk to you about the situation
  • Don’t threaten to ban them from using the internet as this may result in them with holding information
  • Avoid computers in bedrooms or private places. Keep them in an area where you can have a clear view
  • Keep track of their browsing history
  • Use parental controls and set them accordingly
  • Limit the time that children use the computer
  • If there are any inappropriate messages, don’t delete them and don’t respond
  • If you feel any messages or activity is concerning then contact the police

Welcome to the Support Me homepage

Support Me was started in January 2012 by a group of enthusiastic Primary 7's who wanted to set up a Social Enterprise Company that would help raise awareness of the negative effect Cyber-bullying can have.

In June 2012 the Year 1 pupils interviewed the Primary 5 and 6 pupils to ensure their company was in capable hands. The year 2 pupils have quickly and effectively taken on their responsibilities to ensure Support Me goes from strength to strength.

Our Company Logo was designed by Reece Bennett

To ensure smooth running of our company there are 3 departments:

Photo

Photo

Workshop Tutors and Events Dept.

-Producing teaching materials for the workshop
-Cascading information to our target audience
-Keeping abreast of current developments
-Promoting awareness of Cyber-bullying through fundraising activities

ICT and Advertising Department.

Responsible for:

-Developing ICT skills to allow us to upload content to website
-Raise profile of Support Me in the local and wider community.
Merchandising and Accounts Department.

Responsible for:

-Sourcing appropriate merchandise
-Targeting a market.
-Setting a profitable price.
-Keeping track of costs.
-ensuring money handling procedures are followed.

Email us at  if you wish anymore information

 

Support Me Poll

Should Facebook and other Social Network Sites have Parental Controls for under 16's

Yes Absolutely - 83.3%
Definitely not. - 16.7%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 01 Dec 2013 - 23:21

The Founders

The original founders of Support Me 2012
"If you ever feel your in a deep black hole we're the shining light at the end of the tunnel!"

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