We are calling for children and young people to become Hwb Heroes by creating messages to share with older and more vulnerable people across Wales
Wales Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has launched an initiative to get the children and young people of Wales using their creativity to spread positive and entertaining messages online to older people who are currently self-isolating due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Digital inclusion is more important than ever at the present time, with many older people missing out on face to face communication with family and friends.
Hwb and Digital Communities Wales* are jointly calling on children to become ‘Hwb Heroes’.
We would like you to get creative and send us your original artwork such as:
The messages you create will also be shared with our partners, Digital Communities Wales, who lead on the national Digital Heroes programme: bringing older and young people together to use and enjoy technology.
They will also be published on Hwb so that everyone can see all the messages of hope, love and support and importantly, show older and vulnerable people how much we care.
Only upload messages that you have made yourself and not copied from anyone else. Our younger Hwb Heroes must ask a parent or carer or other responsible adult if it is ok to upload their message for everyone to see it online.
Here’s how you can send us your message:
1) Login to Hwb
2) Visit https://hwb.gov.wales/HwbHeroes#entry-form
to upload your files (this link can only be accessed when logged into Hwb)
Messages will be moderated and then published here: https://hwb.gov.wales/HwbHeroes#messages
*Digital Communities Wales - Digital Confidence, Health and Well-being is a Welsh Government project which is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre. The project began in July 2019 and will continue until June 2022. If you would like to find out more about Digital Communities Wales, please visit: https://www.digitalcommunities.gov.wales/