Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
This year’s theme is An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world and to celebrate SID 2021 the Welsh Government, in partnership with the UK Safer Internet Centre, invites entries from children and young people across Wales to the Tackling Misinformation Digital Storytelling Competition.
The competition aims to encourage children and young people to use their creativity in a visual, written or auditory format to explain what misinformation is, why it might be a problem, how we can recognise it, what we can do to protect ourselves and how to stop its spread.
Who can enter
Any school, education setting or youth setting in Wales. We will accept entries from individuals or groups and they will be judged in the age categories and formats below.
All entries will be accepted and judged in each of the following format and age categories, i.e. in each of the format categories there will be a winner from each age category.
- Film (video clips or animation)
- Written (written scripts or stories)
- Audio (recorded audio clips)
- Early Years (Nursery and Reception)
- Primary (Years 1–6)
- Secondary (Years 7+)
- Monday 7 December 2020
Competition closing date
- w/c Monday 18 January 2021
Finalists informed during this week
- Tuesday 9 February 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021 and winners announced at VIP webinar event
How to enter
- All information can be found here - https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/keeping-safe-online/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-competition/
- Read the competition brief, rules of entry and copyright information.
- Complete the entry form.
- Ensure that learner consent forms are completed for all children and young people involved in each entry.
- Send your entry together with signed learner consent forms using WeTransfer https://wetransfer.com to email@example.com by no later than 5.00 pm on Monday 7 December 2020.