Starting the new school year with eTwinning

  • News
  • 07/10/2016
  • BIK team

In order to mark World Teachers' Day, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team participated in the national eTwinning kick-off meeting in Ghent (Belgium), leading a workshop on eSafety and digital skills called ‘Better Internet for Kids: Help your students to grow up online!'.

The workshop introduced participants to a variety of online safety projects such as Better Internet for Kids, the eSafety Label and the Web We Want, which give teachers the opportunity to get actively involved and encourage them to start online safety discussions in their classrooms.

Furthermore, participants discussed the terminology ‘digital citizenship', and more specifically both the opportunities and challenges that young people encounter when growing up in a digital age. In line with this, teachers shared their experiences of talking with their students about certain online safety issues, along with their experiences of using new technologies as teaching methods in the classroom.

Moreover, participants shared latest online trends and risks and discussed apps that are currently popular among young people. In this regard, participants learned about the guide to online services and had a look at the resource gallery on the Better Internet for Kids portal, which offers a selection of almost 500 resources for various target and age groups.
 
Further information about the event can be followed using the hashtag #etwinbe on Twitter.

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