Monthly Archives November 2017

Vodafone digital parenting out now

The new issue (issue 6) of the Vodafone digital parenting guide is out now. We will once again be handing out physical copies of this excellent publication at classes to help learners keep themselves, and their families, safe online. Some of the topics this time include: Having awkward conversations Spot fake news online Body image & Social media Making screen time, quality time You can view the web version here  
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Congrats to our winners!

Congratulations and a big thankyou to all of our learners who responded to our recent request for information about their progression into work, volunteering and study. We randomly selected 3 of the respondents who have a £25 voucher winging its way to them in the post: Ryan Emery  – North Somerset Kelcy Gingell – South Gloucesteshire Eman Mohamed-Eleman – Bristol     A big thankyou to all that took part.  
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Internet to real world safety

Given a few recent scare stories in the press we thought we would share some tips for meeting up with people that you have met online in real life. Many of these examples are specific to particular types of meeting up (dating, purchases) but many are also good advice to follow any time you are meeting with someone you don’t know well.   Online dating safety If a date asks you to meet at their home or somewhere secluded, think twice. Most daters understand it’s sensible to try to stay safe and meet in a public place, at least until
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Foster carers needed

People needed to become specially trained foster carers for small specialist team. Bristol is looking for candidates to join the TFCO (Treatment Foster Care Oregon) team as full time foster carers. This is a full time role in which you need a spare room and no other children in your household under age of 13. TFCO is an intensive foster care programme that works with children aged 7-11, for a 9-12 month period. The children we work with have challenging behaviour, which means the team approach is really important to us. We support carers working with us with every aspect
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Loads of free OU courses

Open University has just started offering hundreds of new free Courses. Some of these might help those thinking of advancing their career or CV. Pop over and have a look. Why study a free course on OpenLearn? Our courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning. You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn. What are the advantages? OpenLearn free courses are available immediately Our courses do not have a
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Massive promise for teaching and life from holograms

For anyone still struggling to see the benefits of Virtual reality and similar technologies, here is an excellent video from technology site the Verge. The video talks about the huge impact of stepping back into the memories of your kids (as a parent my myself thats something I’d pay for straight away) but also learn from those who came before us and their stories.  
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We the Curious after hours

We the Curious, (formerly @Bristol) has a new After Hours programme. Basically these are evening events at We The Curious that give adults a chance to play! This means everyone is 18 + as we have a bar on site. These events are on different themes – next up ‘Humans’ on 9 November and ‘Feast’ on 7 December. More information can be found here. If you are part of a community group you may be able to come along for FREE and get involved in terms of doing or showcasing activities at these After Hours events then do get in
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