Jack Promotes E-Safety
Fri, 01 April 2011
Tameside College student Jack Wilde has created an animation programme to promote E-Safety. Jack, who is a BTEC Level 1 student studying IT enrolled on the course in September and has studied many different topics such as IT Communication, Using the Internet, Using Email and Improving Productivity Using IT. Jack is currently completing a unit titled ‘Design Software’ in which he has been designing logos and creating animated banners.
Upon completing this unit, Jack requested extra work to keep him busy and his tutor Carl Boyd sent him an email explaining a competition aimed at students to produce a piece of work promoting E-Safety.
Using his newly learnt animation skills, Jack decided to produce an animation using a piece of software called Serif DrawPlus8 which shows a PC with a set of hands at a keyboard. The animation shows a conversation between two people where an Internet predator is trying to arrange a meeting. It then shows a person sat at the keyboard agreeing to a meeting and leaves the machine. A message is then strongly displayed on the screen explaining that Internet predators do not discriminate and not to meet anyone you don’t know. After a lesson in Equality and Diversity, Jack thought it would be a good idea to display a white and black hand to show that it does not matter about race, gender or religion to Internet predators.
Jack commented "At first the programme I was using was difficult but then I gradually got used to the software. I have never created an animation on this software. The closest software I’ve used in the past was fireworks. I really hope that young people get my message and are always careful when they use computers."