A SCHOOL in Cheshunt is tackling bullying through technology thanks to working with Excite-ed.
Goffs School is running an after school “apps club”, where students are designing an app for 7-14 year olds called ‘Cybersafe’. They are working with industry professionals to produce the app game for phones, ipads, tablets or PCs on the health and wellbeing theme to help other young people become resilient when dealing with cyberbullying.
Cybersafe – the app game, which includes Feeling Safe and Cyber Bullying, makes the issue more relevant to today’s young people, who are confident in using ICT to access them.
The Cybersafe project is funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with community-focussed company Excite-ed.
Julia Bateson from Excite-ed said “By addressing these difficult and sometimes distressing situations in a fun and engaging way, we hope to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families but at the same time providing our students with the opportunity to improve their key life skills like enterprise, communication and technology skills.”
Paola Calderaro, subject leader for ICT at Goffs said: “It is an exciting and refreshing way to bring benefits to both our students and the wider community in combating cyber bullying.”
Cybersafe is available now from app stores.