Support Me have been invited by Education Scotland to run an Anti-cyber bullying workshop at St Paul' High School in Glasgow on Saturday 9th November. There will be 3 x 4 five min workshops (time tbc)
The pupils from Support Me were invited along to Renfrewshire Council's Quality Awards, held at Paisley Town Hall on Wednesday 26 th June. They were presented with their Silver COSLA Award and also individual trophies to acknowledge their innovative work on tackling Cyberbullying in today's society. Renfrewshire Council's Chief Executive David Martin and Councillor Mark Macmillan were very impressed with the company's success so far.The team recieve their quality award from Renfrewshire Council.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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!
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.
To order this item or to make a purchase enquiry you can call : 0141 887 7109
See where our Support Packs are being used.
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.
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