Cyber security lecture/summit for yoof leaders

By 8 February, 2011 17

Andrew Barr has announced he’s roping up 6 “leaders” from each and every year 9 class in Canberra for the stunningly named “Who R U in the Digital World”, supposedly a summit but I’ll drink a shandy if the students have any real input.

It is the first time such a summit had been held in the ACT. More than 300 year 9 student representatives and teachers from public, Catholic systemic and Independent schools are expected to attend.

The summit complements work already taking place in schools to inform students about cyber safety.

The ACT Government wants all students to be equipped and empowered with the skills and confidence to be safe in the online environment. This summit will give students the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers such as Robyn Moore and youth leadership expert Bec Heinrich, and to take part in workshops and learn from experts in the field of cyber safety such as Professor Donna Cross and Robyn Treyvaud.

At the end of the summit students will make a declaration about what it means to lead responsibly in a digital world. Teachers attending the summit will take part in some student activities as well as participating in professional learning about the use of technologies in the classroom.

Six year 9 students who have been recognised as leaders within their school will be invited to attend from each ACT school. Students attending the summit will be encouraged to share what they have learned with their peers when they return to school.

This could include continuing the conversation with fellow students at their school, holding a parent information night, working with members of their community in developing their skills online, or organising their own student forum.

The student summit, Who R U in the Digital World will be held at the National Convention Centre on 18 March 2011.

Endless fun for the whole family. One can only look forward to the parental gnashing of teeth that will take place over the selection of the six.

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17 Responses to Cyber security lecture/summit for yoof leaders
#1
Keijidosha4:36 pm, 08 Feb 11

“Six year 9 students who have been recognised as leaders within their school will be invited to attend from each ACT school. Students attending the summit will be encouraged to share what they have learned with their peers when they return to school.”

School “leaders” are either the popular kids who are too aloof to care about cyber safety, or the prefect-types that no other student would consider listening to. Why not teach cyber safety as part of the school curriculum rather than have a summit?

#2
Swaggie5:12 pm, 08 Feb 11

Barr is rapidly losing the plot, he’s been borderline for a while but recent events convince me that reality and Mr Barr are no longer acquaintances. Symptomatic of the whole Stanhope administration though so no big surprise.

#3
gospeedygo5:50 pm, 08 Feb 11

Kiddies this age are pretty much dummies for the most part. Plus what Keijidosha said. The other kids won’t give two shits either way.

#4
LSWCHP7:32 pm, 08 Feb 11

I have a keen and long standing professional interest in cyber security, and I know quite a few kids who are in year 9 through my children.

Based on my knowledge of the two, I would say that this is madness. Beyond surreal.

I saw Mr Barr on TV the other night wearing a pair of giant yellow clown glasses, bobbing his head from side to side and grinning inanely. I didn’t pick up what it was all about, but I did think that the look suited him.

#5
Davo1111:18 am, 09 Feb 11

What a waste of time. Nobody listens to the “selected leaders” from their high school.

“And what we all learnt was dont talk to strangers on facebook” *class yawns*

#6
GraceMaybe4:34 pm, 27 Feb 11

Keijidosha said :

“Six year 9 students who have been recognised as leaders within their school will be invited to attend from each ACT school. Students attending the summit will be encouraged to share what they have learned with their peers when they return to school.”

School “leaders” are either the popular kids who are too aloof to care about cyber safety, or the prefect-types that no other student would consider listening to. Why not teach cyber safety as part of the school curriculum rather than have a summit?

For your information I am attending this summit and I shall inform you that no, I am neither popular (far from it) or perfect-type although I am neither a leader. I shall also inform you that one of my companions that is also attending is the most popular in the year and also the one with the highest grades and test scores so just to tell you stereotypes do not always exist in schools.

gospeedygo said :

Kiddies this age are pretty much dummies for the most part. Plus what Keijidosha said. The other kids won’t give two shits either way.

I am quite offended by this comment and I feel you should consider that you have no idea whether I give a shit or not.

Davo111 said :

What a waste of time. Nobody listens to the “selected leaders” from their high school.

“And what we all learnt was dont talk to strangers on facebook” *class yawns*

I don’t think that it’s a summit to report back to the school, I think that its just a cheap way for the govt. to get information from the age group that uses the internet the most.

anyway, all that aside my and all my friends see it as a day off school and because it is on a Friday we’re all going to go to the mall afterwards.

#7
LSWCHP5:30 pm, 27 Feb 11

GraceMaybe said :

For your information I am attending this summit and I shall inform you that no, I am neither popular (far from it) or perfect-type although I am neither a leader. I shall also inform you that one of my companions that is also attending is the most popular in the year and also the one with the highest grades and test scores so just to tell you stereotypes do not always exist in schools.

anyway, all that aside my and all my friends see it as a day off school and because it is on a Friday we’re all going to go to the mall afterwards.

It looks like as well as not being popular, perfect-type or neither a leader, you are also unable to string a coherent English sentence together. I suggest that you leave all this internet security stuff to the grownups, and for the moment concentrate on things like sentence structure, grammar, punctuation etc. If you don’t do that, then throughout your life you will appear uneducated at best, and foolish at worst. And you’ll then be ignored by people who have little time for reading or listening to diatribes from the uneducated and foolish.

And a think that last sentence is truly one of the best things I’ve ever seen on this website. After all the “I’m quite offended” bloviation, GraceMaybe simply admits that she and all her friends see it as a bludge day off school, and they’re going to hang out at the mall afterwards. Sounds fully sick to me.

It doesn’t seem like the intellectual elite of the ACT school system are involved in this timewasting nonsense.

#8
gospeedygo6:52 pm, 27 Feb 11

GraceMaybe said :

Keijidosha said :

I am quite offended by this comment and I feel you should consider that you have no idea whether I give a shit or not.

Well excuuuuuse me young lady. For your information, you should consider whether you require remedial classes in reading comprehension. I was referring to all the other kids who have to sit there while you lecture them on cyber security. Don’t knock yourself out kid.

#9
georgesgenitals10:56 pm, 27 Feb 11

GraceMaybe said :

anyway, all that aside my and all my friends see it as a day off school and because it is on a Friday we’re all going to go to the mall afterwards.

This comment above summarises nicely why I think this program is a complete waste of resources.

#10
Davo1112:21 am, 28 Feb 11

@GraceMaybe

Honestly though (remember we dont know who you are). Apart from a few facts and figures, did you really learn anything? You know not to talk to paedophiles on facebook right?

#11
GraceMaybe4:48 pm, 01 Mar 11

Davo111 said :

@GraceMaybe

Honestly though (remember we dont know who you are). Apart from a few facts and figures, did you really learn anything? You know not to talk to paedophiles on facebook right?

We haven’t gone yet, but I actually don’t know if it is going to be a lecture or not I had the impression that it was going to be more of a workshop thing.

Even though the actual event may not be beneficial for the initial purpose, attending this will give me points toward my year 10 certificate.

I also think we get free food. :)

#12
GraceMaybe8:31 pm, 02 Apr 11

It turns out that the description of this summit is excruciatingly misleading. The real aim of this summit was to prevent and stop cyber bullying, it was not about cyber safety. Some of it was cyber safety but that was also mostly connected to the cyber bullying part. Half of the day we also spent on leadership workshops, these were really fun and it taught us a lot.

Everything about how the kids at schools won’t give a fuck, I think that’s unfair and judging, many students at my school were very interested in joining a post-summit inter-school government group called Y.A.G. (Youth Advisory Group on Cyber Safety) and I was surprised myself to see how many students were actually interested and willing.

I learnt a lot on the day of the summit, and everything was really well organised and efficient. The catering was fantastic and the staff and table facilitators were really nice. I met some really interesting people that I got along with really well and me and my friends had fun. The speakers and workshop leaders were fun and engaging including our M.C. Robyn Moore, otherwise knows as Blinky Bill! The whole day was fantastic and everyone was EXTRAOOOORDINARY!

#13
Gerry-Built9:05 am, 03 Apr 11

LSWCHP said :

It looks like as well as not being popular, perfect-type or neither a leader, you are also unable to string a coherent English sentence together. I suggest that you leave all this internet security stuff to the grownups, and for the moment concentrate on things like sentence structure, grammar, punctuation etc. If you don’t do that, then throughout your life you will appear uneducated at best, and foolish at worst. And you’ll then be ignored by people who have little time for reading or listening to diatribes from the uneducated and foolish.

And a think that last sentence is truly one of the best things I’ve ever seen on this website. After all the “I’m quite offended” bloviation, GraceMaybe simply admits that she and all her friends see it as a bludge day off school, and they’re going to hang out at the mall afterwards. Sounds fully sick to me.

It doesn’t seem like the intellectual elite of the ACT school system are involved in this timewasting nonsense.

…and a great example of cyber-bullying to be seen here ^

:-P

#14
Gerry-Built9:19 am, 03 Apr 11

Keijidosha said :

School “leaders” are either the popular kids who are too aloof to care about cyber safety, or the prefect-types that no other student would consider listening to. Why not teach cyber safety as part of the school curriculum rather than have a summit?

In the story, you’ll notice it mentions that this summit goes hand-in-hand with “work already taking place in schools” right now – as part of the roll out of the new virtual learning environment – the cLc.

School staff are for more proficient and professional in selecting “school leaders” from the student body than your assumptions above… leadership programs are established in most schools to identify such students from the seniors of the school. It may surprise you to know that neither IQ nor social standing are a huge concern in identifying these students. Hope you can rest easily now.

“student summits” and the like give these students the opportunity to experience a form of leadership, and these students are the most likely to participate constructively in any such process. As much as you might hear about some of the awful kids in our community (esp. here on RA), it is reassuring to see we have some upstanding, constructive material coming though to, init?

I truly hope you got to enjoy a shandy, Johnboy ;-)

#15
thy_dungeonman11:08 am, 03 Apr 11

LSWCHP said :

GraceMaybe said :

For your information I am attending this summit and I shall inform you that no, I am neither popular (far from it) or perfect-type although I am neither a leader. I shall also inform you that one of my companions that is also attending is the most popular in the year and also the one with the highest grades and test scores so just to tell you stereotypes do not always exist in schools.

anyway, all that aside my and all my friends see it as a day off school and because it is on a Friday we’re all going to go to the mall afterwards.

It looks like as well as not being popular, perfect-type or neither a leader, you are also unable to string a coherent English sentence together. I suggest that you leave all this internet security stuff to the grownups, and for the moment concentrate on things like sentence structure, grammar, punctuation etc. If you don’t do that, then throughout your life you will appear uneducated at best, and foolish at worst. And you’ll then be ignored by people who have little time for reading or listening to diatribes from the uneducated and foolish.

Hey, to be fair, grammar isn’t exactly a strong point of the high school curriculum, I didn’t end up understanding it fully until learning Latin at university.

#16
Gerry-Built11:46 am, 03 Apr 11

thy_dungeonman said :

LSWCHP said :

GraceMaybe said :

For your information I am attending this summit and I shall inform you that no, I am neither popular (far from it) or perfect-type although I am neither a leader. I shall also inform you that one of my companions that is also attending is the most popular in the year and also the one with the highest grades and test scores so just to tell you stereotypes do not always exist in schools.

anyway, all that aside my and all my friends see it as a day off school and because it is on a Friday we’re all going to go to the mall afterwards.

It looks like as well as not being popular, perfect-type or neither a leader, you are also unable to string a coherent English sentence together. I suggest that you leave all this internet security stuff to the grownups, and for the moment concentrate on things like sentence structure, grammar, punctuation etc. If you don’t do that, then throughout your life you will appear uneducated at best, and foolish at worst. And you’ll then be ignored by people who have little time for reading or listening to diatribes from the uneducated and foolish.

Hey, to be fair, grammar isn’t exactly a strong point of the high school curriculum, I didn’t end up understanding it fully until learning Latin at university.

Yeah – you look so much more intelligent if you have a dig at the shortcomings of a 14/15 year-old girl, if your grammar and spelling are correct! :P

#17
GraceMaybe9:27 pm, 04 Jul 11

Everything said in these comments to spite my grammar and punctuation, I can let you know that I have a slight dyslexic problem and it’s very hard to keep up when I am in every level 1 class and considered one of the best students in my school despite my slight disability.

ALSO everything said to spite me is also CYBER BULLYING, you are criticizing something that you NEED to learn about, I look at a bunch of pot smoking 15 year olds and they all treat their fellow students better than you are treating me.

Your DISRESPECT disgusts me when I presume that you are all grown adults that are supposed to be role models, I hope you are all happy.

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