Safer Internet Day

31 January 2014 by

Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.

The day offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role and responsibility that all stakeholders have in helping to create a better internet.

Free schools packs are available to download here;

  • If you are a parent you can download resources to help start conversations with your children about online safety here;
  • You can also take the Safer Internet Day quiz to find out whether you’re helping to create a better internet;
  • You can tweet and join the conversation online using #SID2014.

If you are still looking for inspiration there are more ideas of ways to get involved here.


2013 in review

6 January 2014 by stats helper has prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Code Club

28 June 2013 by

Code Club is an after school coding club designed to help teach children how to programme. Find out more about the different projects and to access lesson plans by clicking on the logo.

code club

Childnet Resources

19 April 2013 by

Childnet‘s new website, includes an interactive resource matrix which makes it much easier to find the wide range of e-safety tools and resources.


Cool tools for schools

10 April 2013 by

A comprehensive collection of web based tools and applications that could be used for a vast array of  educational activities. This website will not only have the tool you are searching for but also some you didn’t know you needed yet.


Digit Sum Spirals

12 March 2013 by is a super resource to promote the teaching of mathematics in ways that are visually stimulating. The Digit sum spirals project would be a make a very interesting investigation for Control robots such as Pro-bots (with a pen) or on screen turtle software.


Safer Internet Day

4 February 2013 by

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre to promote safe responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. Safer Internet Day 2013 – the tenth edition of the event – will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2013, with the theme of Online Rights and Responsibilities, encouraging users to ‘Connect with Respect”.

Some of the latest resources to be shared include:

A parent’s guide to technology and other advice/resources here.

For supporting parents who wish to set up parental controls, video guides have been made available by Internet Service Providers and can be found in a collection here.

Safer Internet Day Radio from @UK Safer Internet Centre (@UK_SIC) will be broadcasting all day at (@SID2013Radio ). On Twitter, use the hashtag #SID2013

sid 2013

TES iboard 12 days of Christmas

12 December 2012 by

Fun, festive and FREE interactive Christmas games from TES iboard including:

Bauble symmetry

  • Match each bauble with a symmetrical one.

Christmas tree coordinates

  • A tricky challenge – draw a Christmas tree using coordinates.

Elf sorter

  • Sort the elves by different attributes.


Online Stopwatch

6 December 2012 by

Thanks Gaby, fun classroom timers– these are so neat!

stop watch

Digital Parenting magazine – issue 2 now available!

25 November 2012 by

The second issue of Digital Parenting magazine was launched last month and is now available to order. The magazine, packed with everything parents need to know about their children’s digital world, is completely free to order, and – while stocks last – there is no limit on how many you can order. You can view an online version of the magazine here and order multiple copies here.