E-Smart Week

eSmart is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, which helps teachers, librarians and the greater community to best manage cyber risks, bullying and cyber bullying issues so students feel safer and supported. It especially relevant this year as we navigate our way through remote learning. We have seen some great work across the year levels. Here are some of their great work!

Prep

The Preps explored reducing their screen time and brainstormed things they could do before going to bed instead of engaging in more screen time.

 

MLA

MLA students learnt more about their digital footprint.

 

SLA

SLA students learnt more about screen time, digital footprints and Chatiquette.

 

I’ve learnt lots of things from E-Smart week but the main thing I have learnt was about our “Digital Footprint.” Why is it important we have a positive digital footprint?

It’s important to maintain a positive digital footprint as it is exactly like your online reputation, your reputation can help you get certain jobs like coding, and designing apps.

When you go for job interviews the employer can look up your footprint and see what your reputation looks like, if it’s positive there is a better chance you would get the job than a person with a negative footprint.  Gemma Chindamo SLA 2

 

Screen Time

What I have learnt about screen time is that the maximum time that should be spent on an electronic device is 2 hours. We struggled with the concept of two hours of screen time per day as we are remote learning. We discussed hours of leisure from hours of work and what the difference is. We all agreed that remote learning has kept us on a screen for too long. 

 Sharla Sinopoli SLA 2

 

It’s important to speak nicely to others especially when online. The tone of your words can be misinterpreted as you cannot see the person in front of you. Body language is a great cue to see how others are doing but when chatting online this can’t be seen. Chatiquette is very important when using digital devices. 

SLA 2 discussion