What are your plans for half-term?

The Autumn half-term break is fast approaching, and with the kids off school and the weather on the turn, no doubt many parents will be turning to tech to keep their young ones entertained.

With that in mind, we’ll be running 2 events over the half-term holiday, designed to help keep kids entertained and safe when using tech.

On Tuesday 27th October we’ll be running a Children’s Internet Safety session for parents and guardians, covering all you need to know about the opportunities and challenges presented by social media and the web.

This session will cover privacy concerns, how personal information is used and can be protected online, the use of technology in education and how parents can get involved, online relationships, and risks to children online, including cyberbullying, radicalisation, self-harm, sexting, and online reputations. Find out more and sign up for the Children’s Internet Safety — For Parents & Guardians session here.

On Saturday 31st October, Campus North will be opening its doors to the North East’s Code Monsters.

Perfect for children aged 6–14, we’ll have a whole range of techy, Halloween-themed activities to take part in, including robotics, pumpkin carving (please bring your own pumpkin) with added LED sensors, Minecraft Raspberry Pi, Scratch Lego, and MaKey MaKey fruit pianos.

Halloween fancy dress is positively encouraged, and we’ll have masks, balloons, stickers, and a few treats to make sure you and your little code monsters have a great day at Campus. Spaces are limited, so get signed up now using this link.

by Liz Hardy, http://www.liz-hardy.co.uk/

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