Comic Book Update

Support Me have been amazed at how popular their Anti Cyberbullying Comic Strip Design Competition was. Schools from all over Renfrewshire took part. Our web designer is working hard to use the winning designs in our Comic Strip book. It's looking very professional and impressive so far! Watch this space for details of its launch. Through the sales of the book we hope to raise lots of money for Childline.

Anti Cyberbullying Week 2014

Anti Cyberbullying week ran from 17-21st November. Support Me planned lots of interesting activities for Primary 1-7 in Gallowhill Primary. Some of the learning activities were; storytelling, jigsaws, games and power points. Each activity was to highlight the importance of online safety as well as raising awareness of Cyberbullying. Support Me also organised some fundraising activities too, such as "Life is sweet so have a treat!" Chocolate fountain stall. "Bounce all your troubles away!" Bouncy Castle slots. All the money raised was sent to Childline. We managed to raise a staggering £115.41. So far Support me have raised over £487 for Childline.

New Poloshirts New Sponsor!

Support Me have been very busy since starting back up in August. Our new Primary 6 recruits have taken on their roles confidently. We are pleased to welcome Tony Fitzpatrick a children's author as our uniform sponsor. We love our new Polo Shirts.

The Free Roadshow Workshop

The Free Roadshow Workshop aimed at promoting Anti Cyberbullying Awareness & Cyber Safety has been enjoyed by St Anthony's and St Charles' Primary Schools. It included free goodie bags! Also several other schools have made enquiries and hope to visit soon.

Our Resource Pack Update

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!

Our Resource Pack for teachers to use in class has been purchased in Primary Schools throughout Scotland. Next we hope to contact schools in other parts of the UK. For more information please call 01418877109. 

or contact cybersupport.me

 

Website Training

All members of Support Me enjoyed a training session with our Web Designer Alistair. Alistair is teaching us how to upload information to our website to ensure we keep it relevant. So watch this space!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Email us at  if you wish anymore information

 

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    Emily, Caitlin and Heather
  • kerryn-lil-smli
    Kerryn and Lili
  • ross-caol-sml
    Ross and Caol
  • sophie-mya-sml
    Sophie and Mya

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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