We had a busy day on 12 December, 2015. The day was devoted to the Internet. Lectures, films, quizzes, Power Point presentations made it useful for both our students and teachers. First we had an expert (an IT teacher) talking about the safer use of the net, and also about the social websites and how one can make a strong password. Our kids were eager to listen to the handy tips they were given about Facebook, too.
One of our English teachers made them familiar with the expressions and words used in the topic of cyberbullying. It was a useful presentation as most of the phrases have no proper Hungarian equivalent or translation. They were expalined words like grooming, stalking, harassment, sexting, etc.
An important part of the day was when four of our students made a presentation on the achievements and results of the previous academic year. They talked about the goals of our project „Youth of Europe Connect to a Right Net”, the activities we did at school and the dissemination we could transfer to parents and local schools.
Another activity they could participate in was an extract from the film Trust which deals with the topic of grooming (ie. how an adult man contacts a teenage girl via the net and makes an affair with her later). The film was paused from time to time to make scenes clear for everyone, and to ask for the students’ opinion and guesses about the ending.
The final activity was a quiz and game for the participants. They were given abbreviations used by teenagers in text messages or chats, and they had to find out their meaning (eg, ASAP- as soon as possible, POS- parent over shoulder, J/K- just kidding, etc.). They also had to match the formerly taught words with their meanings, and in the end hey completed a quiz on the right use of the Internet. The answers were evaluated, scored and rewarded, of course.