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Safer Internet Day on 06 Feb 2018

You may have noticed in our recent bulletin a feature advising students how to gradually stop depending on social media as part of a seven-day Digital Detox. We took this message further during a recent year 7 assembly and demonstrated to students and their form tutors what positive effect it could have to make more active use of their time during the half-term break to be “offline” than to continually communicate online.

In addition, our Digital Eagle, Moska Suratgar from year 9, enlightened her audience by demonstrating how much time it would take a hacker to decode a simple password and a complex password. Judging from the brief murmurs in the background, this took most students and their form tutors by surprise.

Moska demonstrated how to create a complex password, so that users can improve the protection level of their information, whether it’s a simple login to the computer network or viewing emails.

By having a complex password, you can ensure for a safer computing experience knowing that your information is better protected. Try combining two words together, intermixed with numbers and special characters, such as £, $, %, ^ or &.

If you are wondering that those characters are called, they are: pound sign; dollar sign, percent; caret; and ampersand.

Hour of Code

An annual global event called Hour of Code was observed by a group of students on Wednesday 06 December. This particular local event was organised by the Barclays Digital Eagles team, who recently trained three of our Year 9 students to train others on aspects of keeping safe online (keep an eye on the Chace website for our forthcoming presentation in the summer term of 2018).

The event took place within the grandeur of the Palace of Westminster. Under the auspices of the lead Digital Eagles, our students practiced writing computer code, some for the first time.

Hour of Code is organised by Code.org. Their objective of is to give younger students an opportunity to learn computer science, helping to nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. In their own words: “…by starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”