Northumberland ICT Team

Spring 2020

Hello,

Welcome to our first termly newsletter of 2020.


For us, January has been all about Google Applied Digital Skills and preparing for The Northumberland First Lego League.


If you are interested in having a Digital Skills session run in your school please get in touch. It's a great resource that will help you ensure that your pupils have the digital skills employers are now looking for.


Our Lego event has seen over 100 pupils and teachers come together to show incredible teamwork and critical thinking skills along with some very impressive coding. Look out for your chance to register for next year's event (January 2021).


We have one remaining spot available for Lego League Jr taking place in June, get in touch if you would like to get involved!


Below you will find highlights and key dates for this term including initial details for this year's conference.


If you have a query or would like to organise something bespoke for your school or partnership, please contact one of the team.


If you would like to add a colleague to our mailing list please contact

julie.keenlyside@northumberland.gov.uk


As always, you can find further information on our website http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk

The Dove Self Esteem Project.


The Dove Self-Esteem Project helps boost young people’s self-esteem and body confidence. FREE PSHE Association approved resources help teachers and professionals to deliver engaging workshops that will boost pupils’ self-esteem.

Families can also get expert information and practical tips through the Parent Guide.



Click here. to find out more.

Gaming or gambling – Schools and organisations

Parent Zone and GambleAware have partnered up to help professionals and families learn about the gambling-like risks children may face when playing online games - and simple, practical ways to keep gaming fun and make it safer.


To find out more and download your free pack click here.

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 9am

This is an online event.

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet.


Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.


It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

In 2019, we reached 46% of young people aged 8-17 and 26% of parents.


We invite everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday 11th February 2020 and throughout the whole year.


To find out more visit, https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/