The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner, has released ClassAct 50 Challenge. The challenge provides a mix of quick, daily tasks designed to help children take control of their online safety, prompt thinking around respectful relationships and to know where to go to find support if things go wrong.
The current digital climate means that students are expected to sign digital use contracts and agree to acceptable use policies. The ClassAct 50 Task Challenge has been designed to support school classes, cohorts and communities to consider and act on the issues the digital world can present.
The start of the school year is an important time to revisit essential digital citizenship skills with your students and to encourage a culture of respect and positive interaction in their online and offline worlds. Sign up today to receive a hard copy ClassAct 50 Challenge poster, delivered to you free, by the start of Term 1 2017.
Aimed at ages 10 to 14, ClassAct 50 provides a mix of quick, daily tasks designed to help children take control of their online safety, prompt thinking around respectful relationships, and to know where to go to find support if things go wrong. The tasks encourage self-reflection, group discussion and to operating with ‘class’ online. It is a list of digital-life thought-food that is simple, and fun to run.
Essentially, it is a list of digital-life related talking and reflection prompts, with quick, simple activities that are enjoyable to run and appealing to students.
Individual schools may decide to commit to completing one task every day for a whole term, or decide to do one a week for a whole year. The important part is to make digital intelligence part of your regular conversation with kids to help increase digital safety, reduce negative behaviours like cyberbullying and to make time online as positive and enjoyable as possible.