Results of the SIFA meeting at Fridagymnasiet in Vänersborg, Sweden, on the theme Internet Security
The students' work on internet security is divided into four sub categories. Security for:
The Norwegian students spent the train ride from Vänersborg to Oslo by writing about their experiences during the week in Sweden. This is what they said:
This is the slide presentation about SIFA and the meeting in Ybbs an der Donau, Austria, made by the Swedish team. The presentation has been shown to all the students at the Fridagymansiet college as well as to almost two hundred pupils aged 14-15 at the Fridaskolan schools in the neighbouring towns of Vänersborg and Trollhättan.
SID - Safer Internet Day at the Fridagymnasiet college in Vänersborg, Sweden, part 2
The Swedish Media Council (Statens medieråd in Swedish) has published a pedagogical material to be used in schools during the MILweek -(Media- och InformationsKunnighet) 9-13 February. The work consist of four parts, training, knowledge about the role of Media in our society, How to search for, analyse and critically value information, as well as communicate and create using the internet and media.
The Media Council also provides information and training material for IST for teachers about how to work with Media and Information on the internet. The material is used to educate the individual teacher as well as the teacher teams and prepare everyone better for teaching and working with the students on the theme. A link to the material can be found here. Classroom tasks can be found here.
The material "Vilja veta!" or in English "Want to know!" , is used during a lesson of 60 minutes and provides teachers with a tool on how to discuss the media use of young people. The interactive part is a competition in groups where you get 27 different taks where you either reply to questions, search for an answer or fulfill tasks to test your knowledge about media in general and how skillful you are when it comes to using it in a good and efficient way, scrutinizing posts and reflecting upon the authenticity of content, pictures etc. in particular. For the competition, the groups use a computer or preferably a smart phone and you need about 30 minutes to work it through.
To view the competition (all questions are in Swedish)
SID - Safer Internet Day at the Fridagymnasiet college in Vänersborg, Sweden
Since the Fridagymnasiet college has an outspoken ICT profile and both students and teachers save and share most of their work on-line, addressing safety issues is an ongoing process that goes on all year round and not only on SID. However, the special day made it even more important to focus on how to use the Internet in a safe way. One example of the activities:
Year one students at the college have been working on a long term project with workshops on the theme: Hidden dangers of the Internet.
There is extensive pedagogical material for teachers as well as videos as the basis for discussions and workshops on www.mucf.se - The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society - a government agency that works to ensure that young people have access to influence and welfare. The agency also supports the government in issues relating to civil society policy. The students have used several occasions of their class hour (which they have three times per week) to work on the material ”Ses offline?” - ”See you offline?”. The final workshops took place on SID - Safer Internet Day, 10 February 2015.
This presentation - given to some ICT teachers in the city of Bergen - containes a short overview about the webside sifaplus.eu and it's content with the help of some images. Besides that the presentation containes some general informations about how Fridagymnasiet in Vänersborg uses ICT in daily school life.
Please check the attached pdf. document for more information!
The swedish team going to Austria were interviewed of the local newspapaer ttela. We explained what the project is about and what the students are going to work with during their trip to Austria. The students mentioned that they have quite high expactations of the meeting which includes the international perspectiv of the project. Finally the students are really looking forward to travel down to the continent...
This is the presentation about Fridagymnasiet and Sweden shown at the SIFA project meeting in Ybbs an der Donau, Austria in December 2014.
29 January 2015, over 300 pupils aged 11-16 from Trollhättan and Vänersborg attended the SIFA day in Vänersborg with lectures by Stig Roland Rask. The daytime activities were followed by a parental evening with a two hour lecture on Youth and the Internet.