Childsnet recently crowned the video Shine Online from Arundale as the winner of their ‘Times have changed’ online competition. This short video shows how our lives have been impacted by the internet – young and old. take a look at the winning video below.
Arundale Primary School – “Times have changed”
Using the cut-out animation technique, ‘Times have changed’ is an informative commentary that looks at how the internet has impacted on our lives and how it differs from the olden days!
Shine online with Childsnet
Childsnet is an organisation who work to make the internet a safer and better place for children. You can visit their website here. They say;
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
We work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.
Working directly with these audiences is important in helping us to equip them to stay safe online and informs the resources that we develop for them. The conversations that we have with them also helps to inform how we develop and respond to policy issues and the messages that we take to government and the internet industry about the real experiences of children and young people and what needs to be done to make them safer.
At the heart of all our work is the belief that when used properly the internet is a wonderfully positive tool for children and young people. We strive to take a balanced approach, making sure that we promote the positive opportunities, as well as responding to the risks and equipping children and young people to deal with them. (Source)
If you are a teacher, carer, parent or grandparent and would like to know more about how to help your little ones negotiate the internet then Childsnet is a good place to go. Online you can get lots of advice about having difficult conversations, parental controls, gaming and lots more.