WISE KIDS training has enabled the staff and young people to access the Internet with confidence, knowing the necessary safeguards needed to protect them. We are thoroughly thankful to Sangeet for the wealth of information she has given us as well as the tools to access information for ourselves.
Averill Rees, Manager, Llanelli Centre Project.
Provides an excellent insight into a whole new world of technology that I need to be able to understand if I want to keep children and young people safer on line
Jan Bruton, Torfaen Council Children’s Services
The training is relevant, if you’re Bill Gates, or an end user. It related the positive uses and possibilities of the Internet as a social tool, learning and artistic gateway. There is a lot of information to pass onto others. Information that will improve, expand and bring people together.
Dean Clement, Development Worker, Neath East Communities First
Best training course ever attended in 25 years.
Andrew Vollans, Cultural Fusion Wales.
The training was thought provoking. It offered us an invitation to consider our own and our clients digital lives. How do we understand ourselves in relation to others in this context? How do we create value for ourselves and others using these incredible technologies? What are the challenges and the opportunities? These are some of the questions I found myself asking. Maybe the hallmark of all good training is you come away slightly changed and with the “buzz” to find out more. This training definitely did that and more.
Elissa Lewis, Family Therapist, Riverside Adolescent Unit
Very informative and accessible presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the style of the presentation, just right for the audience. Very useful and would recommend to other teachers and adults working with children
Attendee at an E-Safety and Cyberbullying Session, POWYS LSCB Conference
Courses such as this are of great benefit to volunteers like myself who are out of touch with the new technologies. There are very few opportunities to learn these skills unless you’re employed or work for organisations who educate their staff. The ability to blog will be of great use to my group. This will enable us to converse with groups of similar interest. Various site links will be of use to my group.
Trevor Williams, Capturing Pelenna Digital Project
It was simply outstanding. It was very clear and no jargon and if there was, it was explained very clearly. It is very hands on and is engaging, which I feel is so much better as I am a learner at computers.
Carl Joseph, People First, Neath Port Talbot.
The workshop was excellent – delivered in simple language that the users can understand. I left this days workshop empowered for life.
Owen Thomas, Cultural Fusion Wales.
A very well presented course in easy to understand language. A lot of pertinent and useful information.
Mike Haigh – Volunteer, Age Concern.
It has broadened my out look of the Internet and its resources.
Jon Newman, Volunteer, Age Concern.
The training concentrated on the positive use of the internet and how important it is for the family to be open with its use, rather than seeing it as a vice that we must steer our children away from wherever possible.
Lorna Frost, Parent, North Halifax Grammar School.
The training session was informative and really well delivered. Everything covered in the session was relevant – I will use all the ideas in my work. Before the session I’d been a bit worried that the level would be too technical or advanced for me, but it wasn’t at all. Everything was simple, and this has given me the confidence to explore and use new technologies on my own.
Hayley Griffiths, Llanelli Centre Project.
The course on Internet Safety for Children was one of the most informative I’ve attended. The trainer’s knowledge of the field is impressive and her relaxed and experienced training style is very effective. We fully intend to work with WISE KIDS again in the future and would recommend their training to colleagues in libraries and schools.
Bethan M. Hughes, Children’s Library Adviser, Denbighshire Library & Information Service
Having recently attended a Internet WISE training day led by Sangeet Bhullar, I am able to say it has helped me greatly. Previously I have used the Internet solely for communication, shopping and entertainment and had given little regard to the dangers of the internet. In just over six hours Sangeet, through the use of some excellent online resources, was able to highlight the potential hazards of the Internet and also ways to minimise risks for myself and also the young people I work with. I was presented with literature which contains a wealth of information and many useful website addresses which I will definitely be referring to in the near future.
Amy Genders, Youth Inclusion Programme Activities Co-ordinator, Port Talbot
WISE KIDS has provided us with an excellent insight into what provisions can be put in place to promote safe internet use. The knowledge gained on the WISE KIDS awareness day is something that all parents and IT providers should be aware of.
Darrell Cox, ICT Officer, Newport Library & Information Service
The Internet WISE Training Day was very beneficial to the Carmarthenshire Libraries. Due to receiving a funding of £750,000 from the Government, New Opportunities Funding, The People’s Network for allocation of computing equipment, we have a vast need of any computing knowledge that is available. The Internet WISE Training Day covered aspects which will be used at the Libraries. The Acceptable Use Policy was very interesting, we have a policy for adults but did not accommodate for children’s needs. Our Policy included a parent’s signature which adhered the child to our policies and conditions. Also the search engines available from the course are now being used within our libraries. Our school’s librarian has found that Yahooligans is very apt for schoolchildren. Also we are now more concerned in respect of chat rooms, etc, which children very quickly learn to use (without prior knowledge of what could happen). I have also included a lot of information which I learnt on the WISE Training Day in my final year of B.Sc Business Information Technology dissertation.
Mrs Lilwen E Jones, IT support Manager, Carmarthen Library
At Dove Workshop we are working with a wide range of people many of whom will have an interest in computing and the Internet. The knowledge I gained during the training is a really useful addition to the general knowledge at the centre. It will benefit the users to have more awareness of what’s on offer on the Internet and also to be much more aware of the associated dangers.
Kate Faulkner – Dove Workshop