STANDING up to cyberbullies is the theme of this year’s premier’s coding competition, with $5000 of technology prizes up for grabs.
Redlands MP Kim Richards called on students to develop a game, app, animation or another digital project using cyber-safety heroes.
“The competition will focus on Anti-bully Girl, a member of the cyber-safety heroes,” Ms Richards said.
“We want to see students from years 3 to 10 creating digital heroes to teach others how to handle online bullies and be safe and secure online.”
Ms Richards said the Creating Queensland’s Future coding competition was about fostering a generation of digital creators and entrepreneurs.
“I want to support our local schools and students to engage in coding and be digitally literate and I know that there’s a new generation out there who can combine imagination and digital expertise to create brilliant results.
“The competition helps schools to engage students in learning that gives them the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in a technology rich, global economy.”
Students in years 3 and 4 are able to enter for the first time this year.
Winners, to be announced in term 3, will share $5000 worth of technology prizes.
Ms Richards said the competition was part of the government’s Advancing Education action plan, which addressed the importance of equipping students with skills needed for jobs of the future.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 19.
For information on how to enter the competition visit qld.gov.au/codingcompetition or use the hashtag #code4qld.
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