School News by Sharon Meyerkort 2nd December 2022
The Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year (CWOTY) is chosen after analysing millions of words and tens of thousands of stories written by Australian children. The 2022 CWOTY reveals their new and growing concern about privacy.
The Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year for 2022 is ‘Privacy’ following an increase in the word’s usage by almost 400% compared to 2021. Chosen after analysing almost 90,000 short stories written by Australian school children aged between 7 and 13 years, as part of the online story-writing competition Storyathon, the CWOTY reveals what our children are experiencing and thinking about over a period of time.