Cybersmarties is designed to help teachers, not add extra work to an already busy schedule. You can use Cybersmarties as much or as little as you wish.
When you sign up your school to Cybersmarties, you are ensuring that your students are now in a locked down, fully monitored, child only social network whose sole aim is to stop cyberbullying, educate positive online behaviour and keep children happy. When kids are on Cybersmarties, they are safe, protected and monitored. Help us ensure every child is safe online
Also there are lots of features to help you as a teacher such as:
We can all do with some motivation sometimes!! Each day, you will receive a positive message or video to boost your day.
We all know how long it takes at the end of each class for kids to take down homework. Just enter your homework, along with any notes for parents and the kids can look it up at home. Perfect also for kids who may be ill.
Very useful button. Contains blogs written by teachers for teachers, educational publications, list of speakers under different categories, ongoing advice re bullying and useful links.
Your students wellbeing and mental health is important to us. We are constantly keeping aware of practices which are proven to work in schools. Here we have meditation video classes, nutrition videos, physical education videos which we are always updating.
Your own school details with all relevant information to teach CyberSmarties in the class when time permits.
Cybersmarties now has a full free Coding curriculum in association with our US partners Code.org. You don’t need IT knowledge, the platform teaches your students itself.
Up to date information relevant to teachers and Cybersmarties updated in real time.
Using the power of story to build self-esteem in children
Alan White is a Secondary School Teacher at Bishopstown Community School and is well known for his inspiring work in introducing mental health initiatives into the Irish school system. His secondary school resource “Choices” is published by Creagh Castle Publishing. Alan’s new resource “Oscar & Jack” written specifically for Primary Schools will be published by Creagh Castle Publishing in March and is a series of stories and accompanying workbook for children to help them to manage their emotions and maintain mental well-being.
I believe that to facilitate well-being in children it is vital that well-being education begins at an early age. As a Secondary school teacher, I have always admired Primary school teachers. They have the ability to develop positive relationships with their students that is often more difficult to do at second level. At primary school, teachers have the same group for the full school year and they become so much more than just a teacher. They become role-models, counsellors, nurses, referees and much more to their students. That is why Primary level is an important time to introduce the concept of well-being education.