Our best bits!
My favorite part of the year was when we got to teach the other children about being safe online and how to use the internet properly. I think the COBS will help me to be a good teacher in the future!
I was really impressed by all of the work that we have been doing online and the workshops. I really enjoyed going to the CLC and seeing what the other schools were doing too. It's been really interesting.
I think the part I enjoyed most about working in the COBS has been going to the CLC. It was really great learning new ways to be safe online and it was really fun sharing it with the rest of the school too. I like that I know how to change the settings on social media sites too; I even changed my mums.
At first, it was hard to fill in the assessments about what people know. But it was easier when we learnt more about being safe online as it helped us to understand what we needed to do to help the children in our school. The best bits were telling everyone about screen time; some of the teachers were shocked!
My favourite part of being in the COBS is when we were able to do the assemblies and teach the other children. I really enjoyed telling them all of the things we had learnt.
The best bits of last year was making the song with Mr Gamage. He was really funny and it was great making up all of the words. We are going learn it as a whole school now and I can't wait.
I really liked going on the trips this year as COBS teammate; it was really hard teaching the other classes. But I am glad I did it. I think I might need to practice looking at privacy settings a bit more as it can be tricky.
In preparation for our meeting next week, we popped into the year 5 class to remind them about our work as the COBS team. We shared some of our positive points from the year and we encouraged the children to start thinking about who would like to apply to become the next group of COBS for the year ahead. It was great to see that there was so much interest!
COBS in training
This half term, we worked alongside Gillian from the CLC who taught us how to adjust our settings on social media websites. After we practiced our skills with Gillian, we managed to get hold of some teachers and teaching assistants to show them how to make sure their social media pages were set to private.
We have to say though, we were impressed by all of the staff we met as they already had their pages set to private.
Good jobs St Doms Staff! Now...we are hoping to catch up with some parents.
Online Safety Song
As part of our ongoing work within the COBS, we worked with our class to create an online safety rap. Working in pairs, we each created a key fact about online safety and them combined them into a catchy rap. We worked hard to practice it and we even managed to create some fun actions to match it.
Of course though, we would not have been able to do it without our wonderful music teacher - Mr. Gamage. We didn't realise he had such amazing rap skills :) So a big thank you to Mr. G!
Have a listen to our rap and let us know what you think. We hope it will be Camden's next biggest hit!
Safer Internet Day - Results
As a team, we looked at the survey's that the children across St Dom's completed and we published our finds in the results documents below.
Have a look at our data to find out more about how effective the day was!
Screen Time Challenge
We set the whole school a challenge - the Screen Time Challenge. We asked all of the children in the whole school to turn off their electronic devices by 8pm every night for a whole week!
During the last week of the Spring1 term, every child in the school had to turn off their devices and get a parent or carer to verify that they were off their devices. Then, as a reward, EVERY class got to have a movie time session in school on the final Friday. We were very proud of the whole school and even some adults took part too.
On Wednesday 31st January, the whole COBS team (including Miss Knight, Miss Hills and Ms Giverin) visited the CLC centre for some more training. While we were there, we got to work with a really exciting APP company that are creating an APP to encourage children to reduce their screen time. Then, as a group, we learnt how to create a BLOG and even managed to get some posts started.
Based on our visit, we reported back to the whole school (see our assembly below) and set a whole school screen time challenge.
Try our game!
Here at COBS HQ, we have been working hard to create fun and interactive games to test your knowledge about staying safe on-line. Why not give them a go and see how well you do?
Simply click the link below to begin:
Welcome to the Camden Online Behaviour Stars Page
Do you use a phone that can connect to the internet?
Do you play a Playstation or Xbox at home?
Are you someone that uses the internet at home?
Do you use an Ipad at home or in school?
If so, then you might have met people online that aren't behaving very well! Well, don't worry as we are here to help. Our awesome team are working together to change behaviour on the internet. We want everyone to be happy, kind and careful when using the internet.
Keep an eye out for our WHAT TO DO video that will be coming soon!