P7 recently undertook a social media cyber-sense project to highlight the possible struggles that children their age face as they move from primary to post-primary school. They created paper-based storyboards detailing various scenarios regarding children their age using social media and then used the app “Comic Life” to bring them to life. A sample of a comic is shown above.
It has recently been highlighted that although social media can have it’s many advantages, it can also have it’s dangers. In St Mary’s, pupils are well informed of good practice when it comes to internet safety. Now more than ever it’s important that children manage their free-time appropriately and do not let social media take over their lives, as it can negatively impact upon their confidence and self-esteem. Hopefully this project will go some way in educating the children about how to manage social media appropriately.