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Here is some hints from year 7 at Hawkesdale P12 College about blogging.

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  1. 1. By year 7
  2. 2. What is a Blog. • A blog is like an online journal. • People use blogs to communicate with other people around the world. • You use them to store your work and it is an easy way for your parents to see it. • People use blogs to present projects. • A blog is a website. • A social place. • A website different tools, eg. Widgets.
  3. 3. The most fun things about blogs… • Personalising it, and putting stuff on it of your choice like pictures and movies. • Receiving your first comment. • Getting things on your side bar. • Finding dots on your cluster map from people around the world.
  4. 4. Accessories on a blog. Stuff Widgets • Backgrounds • Glitter graphics • Wordles • Vokis • Virtual pets • Pictures • Mouse following animals • Avatars • Lava lamps • Voice thread • Cluster maps • Podcasts • Links • Flag counters • Animotos • Games • Forms • poles
  5. 5. Safety using blogs. • Make a username or just use your first name. • Do not use your last name or anybody else’s. • Never show personal ID- phone numbers, addresses, bank accounts and don’t tell anyone where you live. • Don’t use/identify photos of yourself.( use group photos) • Don’t accept spam comments. • Don’t write or post comments that will bully anyone. • Don’t place inappropriate graphics on it. • Beware of copyright laws.
  6. 6. Safety page 2 • Only use your own work, music, photos, pictures unless you have got the owner’s permission. • No coarse language. • Don’t try to guess other people’s password don’t tell other people your password. • Don’t agree to meet anybody unless you already know them in person. • Beware of and check privacy settings. • Don’t make up false information. • If you came across something unpleasant or are being bullied then tell a adult or a teacher. If this happens exit it.