Last week, together with 3V and 4/5P, we became Cyber Detectives. Cyber Detectives is a program run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as part of their Cybersmart Programs. Last term an ACMA expert, Lesley, visited and spoke about all the different things we need to do to stay safe online and to be Cybersmart. Becoming Cyber Detectives helped us to practise what we have learned.
We worked in small groups to solve 15 clues. The clues were sent to us in emails. Below is the first clue we received:
Our teachers, people from ACMA and possibly even police officers were our online guides. After we received each clue we emailed our answer or any questions to one of the online guide. The guides kept us on track and helped us work out the mystery.
There were also 15 polls to vote in. The first one is below:
After reading all the clues it turns out that the phone belonged to ‘rolergirl13’ whose real name was Sarah. She had met someone online and agreed to meet them in real life. BUT, the person she was meeting wasn’t who they said they were. Luckily, the children who found the phone did all the right things and a teacher made sure that Sarah stayed safe. Sarah’s parents didn’t know that Sarah had been talking to a stranger online and posting personal information.
Check out the photos, taken by Miss Wills during the session, in the slideshow below. Thanks to Miss Varker and 3V for sharing!
We enjoyed being Cyber Detectives and think that it is a great activity for all upper primary and early secondary students to do. It really makes you think about what you should and should not do online. Ask your teacher to visit the Cybersmart website and sign up now. It’s free! 🙂
We would like to thank Mrs Placek for signing us up, our online guides and ‘roving’ helpers. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!