The Lost Princess

The Lost Princess was a short film about online safety. It followed the life of Lost princess and her online friend who turned out to be a 40 year old man. There were 3 other kids who went through similar things. One of them was Lucy.

Lucy had her profile password on her phone. Some bullies got hold of her phone and hacked into her account. They posted really mean things on her profile and everyone thought she was sending them. The password was also for her email. The bullies hacked into that as well and sent rude and mean messages to her. She didn’t want to tell anyone because they weren’t actually physically doing anything to her, so she wasn’t sure if it was bullying.

Lucy was really scared and the bullies threatened that if she told, bad things would happen. Lucy’s reluctance to tell made the situation a whole lot worse.

Lucy ended up telling her dad and he called the police. They told her it was bullying and that she should of told someone sooner!  She got a new phone number, profile and email.

I think that if she told someone sooner, the situation would have gotten better. Bullies rely on victims being to scared to speak up. If she told someone sooner the bullies could have been stopped and she would feel better.

What I would take away would be to keep my passwords a secret, don’t use the same password for all my accounts and don’t leave devices unlocked for anyone to look at.

DC cartoons

Today in digital citizenship we looked at funny images that had a not so funny meaning behind them. We looked at them in a perspective where people would find them funny until they found out the meaning behind it.

I think people would find it funny because the man is on his phone looking at twitter. He is getting lots of tweets and he has to look at them. Meanwhile his girlfriend is looking at a real blue bird and enjoying nature.

The message portrayed in this picture is that people spend so much time on social media that they don’t notice how beautiful the world is around them. These days people would rather search up nature on google than go outside and experience it themselves because they would have to leave their beloved phone and that is not possible.

The most important message is that if you are outside, embrace it. You shouldn’t spend all your time on your phone, go out into the world and experience the joy of sitting in the park and listening to the birds, not liking people’s social media posts.

After looking deeper into this picture I no longer find it funny because it portrays a serious issue that happens on earth.

 

#reflect

The past week has been full of excitement as I put together my passion project. There were some challenges I had to face and overcome, like not being able to eat it or when we thought the cake batter turned purple! I had a lot of fun making my cake and it turned out really good! I remember the feeling when I finished painting the final stripe. A feeling of relief and a feeling that made me feel proud of what I had accomplished in the last 48 hours. I think the cake turned out better than I had hoped for (probably because my mum’s friend Bex helped me). If I didn’t have help, lets be real, there would be huge chunks out of the cake and cracks in the fondant and crummy buttercream and purple cake and this list could keep going but I don’t want to waste people’s time! In conclusion I think this was a great experience for me and it showed to me that hard work pays off, especially when you get to see the finished product. Now the big question is……. What am I going to make for my birthday cake?

Win At The Fair

Lesson 1.

This lesson we were introduced to a problem called Win at the Fair. The objective of this game was to roll 2 dice and what ever number it landed on, there was a specific direction you had to move. All around the outside there were prizes you could win. Here is the game board.

We got into pairs and played the game. Every 5 games we recorded our data on the board. By the end of the lesson we had played 149 games! We thought we had made money but we didn’t. We lost $187.40! Here is our class data.

Lesson 2.

After loosing the game in the previous lesson, we brainstormed ways we could improve the game to make it profitable, and enticing. We got back into our same groups and made our own game boards. Here is one I made.

Lesson 3.

This session we went onto maths 300 and played Win at the fair. The aim of this lesson was to make a board that was profitable and enticing. I made quite a few but they were not enticing. Here is one of mine.

Lesson 4

This lesson we continued from where we left off. I kept trying to make a really good game board. By the end of the lesson I had found a really good board and I made around 150-250 dollars! Here is what it looks like.

 

The directions are also really important. Here are my directions.

I think my end board was quite enticing.

Overall I really enjoyed win at the fair and cannot wait for our next maths task!

Digital Etiquette

Digital Etiquette or Netiquette is being polite and using your manners online. We watched a video explaining Netiquette and a bunch of terms used in the video. Here are the definitions of some of the words used.

Flaming/Flame wars

Flaming is where people have a disagreement online and start sending mean messages or insults to each other, starting a flame war.

Trolls

Trolls are people online who are looking to start flame wars. They can be VERY irritating!

Anonymous

Anonymous means that you do not share your identity. Anonymous people are sometimes trolls.

Communicating Clearly.

To communicate clearly you need to make sure you NEVER use caps lock. It sounds like your shouting and can make people think you are mad. Don’t abbreviate words when unnecessary. So if you are texting a friend, it is fine to say ” Heyyy, wyd. cya l8r” but don’t send that to a teacher. Also you should use correct grammar, otherwise the person getting the message won’t understand you!

Permission

Permission is really important online. I am fine with my friends posting a funny pic of me, but only if they have asked me before. You always have to ask permission because maybe the friend is fine with it, but their parents might not want it out there. If you post a pic of a friend that they don’t like, they might get really upset.

Once it’s out, it’s out!

Once it’s out, it’s out. This means when you post something online, you can’t take it back. It’s like if you squeeze too much toothpaste out of a tube, you cannot put it back. Or if you say something rude to a friend, you can’t un say it. It is the same online, if you post a picture and delete it, it is still online!

 

 

 

THINK Online.

Today in Digital Citizenship we learned about what it takes to be a Digital Citizen. Online you have to be kind, courteous and respectful. We were shown a poster that said THINK. Each letter stands for a word. While we are online we should be mindful of THINK.

T– is it true? Is what you are saying truthful?

H– is it helpful? Is what you are saying going to help anyone?

I– is it inspiring? Does what you are saying have a good message?

N– is it necessary? Does what you are saying have a purpose?

K– is it kind? Is what you are saying going to make people feel good about themselves?

 

#update

Because I am making a cake, I have not started yet. My aim is to start this week or next week. Here is the photo of the cake I plan on making once again.

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