Young people took part in Safer Internet Day 2018 competition in Wales

02 Mar 2018 Becca Cawthorne

For Safer Internet Day this year, SWGfL, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, worked in collaboration with Welsh Government to run a competition for young people across Wales.

The competition called young people, aged 3 – 19 to take part in the Safer Internet Day 2018 campaign by expressing how they feel online through the mediums of art, film, music or words.

Young people of all ages took to their paintbrushes, score sheets, cameras and pens and unleashed their creativity to express their feelings. We received close to 300 entries and the standard was extremely high. The judges had a very difficult task on their hands and were thrilled to see the wonderful imagination, knowledge and variety of approaches to being online shown by young people in their entries.

The finalists in the competition were invited to the official Safer Internet Day event on 6 February at the Pierhead in Cardiff and shared their creations with those who attended. The Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM announced the winners and presented them with awards.

 Here are the winners of the Safer Internet Day 2018 competition in Wales.

Primary Category

Winner: Hafod y Wern Community Primary School in Wrexham – with their Safer Internet Day film created by Year 5 and Year 6 children.

Second place: St Peters RC Primary School in Cardiff – with a poem written by Miss Lia’s Year 3 class.

Secondary Category

Winner: Blackwood Comprehensive School in Gwent – ‘Internet space’ poem written by Rose Christmas in Year 9

Second place: Ceredigion Youth Service – with a film entitled ‘Snapchat safety’.

Highly commended

A highly commended award in the competition went to The Rofft School in Wrexham for their Safer Internet Day song.

You can see all winning entries and a wider selection of entries on the Wales Digital Learning platform Hwb.

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