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First check the rules to make sure that you are eligible to enter
Answer this question in a two minute video ‘How do you know what’s real or fake online?’
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Stay calm and wait for the winners announcement!
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We can’t wait to see your video entry!
Your video entry must be your own original work.
If you use other people’s music, lyrics, video clips, images, photos or company logos, you must have permission to use them.
Making a video for the first time?
- Tips for Making a Great Video – Digital Stories share lots of great tips and advice for making a video! Also included are copyright free images and sounds for you to use.
Need Music or Images for your video?
Respecting copyrights and others, means that you need permission to use other people’s music, company/brand logos, images and photos. Below are sites offering copyright/royalty free music and images that you could use when making a video. Don’t forget to credit them in your video!
- Bensound – popular royalty-free music site
- FreeSoundtrackMusic – most are free, but some are not
- Natentine – royalty free music, some free some are not
- Musopen – music whose copyright has expired. So mostly the music of classical composers.
- Unsplash – photos, mostly taken outdoors
- Realistic Shots – more photos, of many things
- Digital Stories – Sound and image resources
Real or Fake? Resources for Media Literacy #Trust #Research #BeInformed
There’s a lot of information online, but sometimes it’s hard to tell what is fact, what is a reliable, and what is not. Media literacy is a skill that helps us learn how to look at information analyze what we find online and look at it with a critical lens. Here are some tips about being media literate.
- Primary School Resource for teachers/parents, suitable for children aged 7-10 years. Trend Micro Cyber Academy Episode Misinformation
- Post Primary Resources, Webwise.ie Information and Misinformation
- Misleading news explained by Webwise.ie
- I want to learn more about Media Literacy Media Literacy Ireland has curated all available resources
- Media Literacy 101 – an overview from MediaSmarts
- Media Literacy Fundamentals – a great resource for educators from MediaSmarts
- Resources for Students, Teachers, & Parents – explains media literacy from Media Literacy Now
- NAMLE Learn how to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.
- A parents guide to media literacy – NAMLE and Trend Micro created a parent’s guide to help families start media literacy conversations at home.
- Building Healthy Relationships with Media – a great guide from the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Trend Micro with examples of how to deal with fake news, deceptive ads, hoaxes, etc.
- News Literacy Project – lots of great resources from an organization focused on helping students become critical consumers of the news.
- Media Literacy Ireland – An informal alliance of organisations and individuals working together on a voluntary basis to promote media literacy in Ireland.
Being safe online
- Trend Micro Internet Safety Hub blogs, resources, upcoming events near you and much more!
- Trend Micro’s Managing Family Life Online Webinar Series
- Trend Micro Cyber Academy for Kids ager 7-10 years
- Webwise Ireland Resources:
- Primary School = HTML Heroes : 1st and 2nd Class + 3rd and 4th Class Teach pupils the importance of digital citizenship and online safety with the help of the HTML Heroes! Lessons explore themes such as being safe online, finding reliable information, privacy, chatting, playing and learning online. The programme is supported by fun activities, animations, short illustrated stories and more.
- Post Primary = Connected Connected has been specifically designed for teachers of the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course who wish to explore Online Wellbeing; News, Information and Problems of False Information; Big Data and the Data Economy; and My Rights Online. Connected aims to empower young people to be effective, autonomous and safe users of technology and online media.
- Webwise Ireland parent and teacher guide
- Apps explained everything from Fortnite and VSCO to Twitch and Roblox
- CyberSafeIreland great tips and advice for parents including how to set up parental controls
- Parental controls for apps, games and devices
- NetFamilyNews Youth, parenting, safety, literacy, research and policy
- CommonSenseMedia – Reviews of movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.
- Snapchat Safety Centre
- Tips from Facebook
- Tips from Twitter
- Apple Devices useful and practical Safety Information
- ScreenTime managing your child’s device #FamilyShare
- Android Devices
- Family Link setting ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online
- Tools for primary and secondary school teachers, Ireland
- NationalAnti-Bullying Coalition Ireland
Use the internet to do great things
- Vocalid Donate the gift of voice
- Charity Navigator Your guide to intelligent giving
- Alison Empower Yourself online with FREE certified learning (discover your true passion)
- MOOC’s Massive Open Online Courses FREE!
- Khan Academy You can learn anything for free, for everyone, forever
- Smart Futures Career stories, videos, free school visits and lots more
- Transition Year Students Discover your potential and the possibilities @ TYIreland
- LinkedIn for young people
- Careers Portal Ireland’s leading career guidance website
- CoderDojo The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people
- Hubsi An online social innovation hub to connect young people and their ideas for social innovation
- Mathletes An online maths competition from 4th class to pre-leaving cert
- WhizzKids Learn about computers, IT, web design, video game programming and lots more!
- Social Skills for Autism App #KloogTheAlien
- Great Safe Sites recommended by Webwise for teachers and students
Your mental health is very important
- Jigsaw The National Centre for Youth Mental Health ensures that no young person feels alone, isolated and disconnected from others around them. Jigsaw provide vital supports to young people with their mental health.
- EducationDesty By empowering parents, educators and carers with guidance, training and practical tools, DESTY® helps children to build their self-confidence and to deal with life’s challenges. A wide range of online training packages available. (aimed at primary school age)
There are more than 3 billion Internet users worldwide. There are als0 more than 6 billion mobile phones and of these over 1 billion of those are smartphones. 20-25% of teens have been bullied online and 75-80% haven’t. If you’re looking for numbers, here are some sites with cool stats about who’s doing what online:
- Cyber Safe Irelands 6th Annual Report launched Sep 2022
- EU Kids Online – findings & recommendations with full interactive report
- National Anti Bullying Research Centre, Ireland
- Pew Internet and American Life Project