Your right to Privacy
We all have the right to keep some things private. Children are no different. So, this week we are focusing on Article 16 - the right to privacy.
Article 16 states that the law should protect children and young people's private, family and home life, including protecting them from unlawful attacks that harm their reputation. Students had ‘Have you ever’ sessions, with questions focused around their privacy online and the results were quite informative. As a school next term, we will be working on more ways in which we can help students to protect themselves from online harm and ensure their privacy is respected.
Students had discussions around statistics nationally and then discussed the questions posed. They were then asked to fill in an anonymous survey. The results were as follows:
78% of students who took part in the survey said they have personally been hacked.
67% of students who took part in the survey said they know someone who has had their data stolen (credit cards, bank details etc.)
100% of students who took part in the survey said they have been cyber stalked!
67% of students who took part in the survey said they believe they can be anonymous online.
89% of students who took part in the survey said they know someone under the age of 13 who have social media – the youngest being 6!
89% of students who took part in the survey said they know someone who has had personal information brought to the attention of senior management that has appeared on the internet
67% of students who took part in the survey said they (or a family member) had brought something online that didn’t exist or wasn’t what they thought they were buying.
Draft calander 2022 insert: Save our Children - child soldiers discussions
Draft Calendar 2022 Insert - LBGTQIA discussions
Draft Calendar 2022 Insert - Child Soldiers session
In support of Black history month students have been discussing black history, iconic figures historically and of today. This includes one student creating a draft calendar insert for 2022 voicing the Black Lives matter movement.
Article 31 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have the right to have fun in the way they want to - Awab got to experience a professional cricket match and meet role models 28th September 2021
Macmillan's Cake sale 24th September 2021
The International Day of Peace 2021 Theme is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” - Will Adams Ambassadors spend time discussing with others around the school ways to keep the peace.
Draft Calendar 2022 Insert - Environmental issues
Meet The Will Adams UNICEF Ambassadors 2021
Article 31 Sports Day July 2021 - Sport and play are a crucial part of every child’s life and this is no exception at Will Adams with pe, Sports Leaders and Sports Science built in to our curriculum to support this. During this year’s Sports day we encouraged our children to develop self-confidence, motivate themselves and lead active lifestyles. We used a cadet style training day where children worked as part of teams to support each other and learn to build on trust.
UNICEF WORLD CHILDREN'S DAY 2020
Rights Respecting School’s Award
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
In July 2018 we achieved the Rights Respecting School’s SILVER Award.
The report found that:
- there is a strategic commitment to the principles and values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC);
- the impact of the school’s rights respecting work has led to an increase in students’ confidence, ‘voice’ and a greater awareness of the wider world;
- the Convention has helped to provide a “framework” for the school’s ethos and everyday practice;
- examples of rights given by students included the right to a good education, healthy food, a safe environment for learning, freedom of speech and being treated equally;
- it is clear that children and young people’s rights applied to the “whole of the world” and do not have to be earnt;
- students are also very aware that the rights of many young people were being denied because of issues such as poverty and child labour. When discussing what the impact of learning about rights meant to the students, comments included how it “makes it easier to understand where everyone is coming from” and there was greater appreciation for what they have;
- students are able to learn about rights in a variety of ways. These include through assemblies, tutor time activities, displays and links being made to some elements of the curriculum such as PSHE and ‘life skills’;
- staff described how connections to particular rights were being made in areas such as studying an English text, aspects of functional skills in Maths and activities within the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. During the learning walk, a display of GCSE English work on the theme of war was seen linked to article 38.
We are currently working towards GOLD which will show we understanding and engaging with the Rights of the Child on a global level.