Webinar promotes staying safe online


Published Friday 14 February 2014


On Tuesday 11 February, Barry Island Primary School held a live webinar called ‘Let’s create a better internet together’ hosted by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales' team and the Vale Youth Service


The webinar also aimed to promote the Commissioner’s Super Ambassador Scheme and children’s rights.


Councillor Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children's Services in the Vale of Glamorgan, was on hand to answer questions from primary schools from across the county and took part in a debate that considered the best ways to stay safe online.


The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, said: “With the development of Hwb, a single learning platform in Wales, it is key that we understand how young people want to be engaged in education and the role that digital technologies and teacher education play in that”.


Information gathered from the webinar will inform a report being prepared by the National Digital Learning Council (NDLC).


Ty Golding, Headteacher of Barry Island Primary, said: “It was wonderful that pupils from Barry Island Primary could share their ideas and thoughts via the webinar with children from over fifteen other primary schools.  Using technology to collaborate with such ease and working together as a collective ‘voice’ has provided us all with a meaningful opportunity to make a difference. We are now looking at how webinars could be used to communicate across schools to support a wide variety of learning experiences.”