At St John’s we are very aware of the importance of Cybersafety in our ever expanding technological world. We recognise that we have a joint responsibility, along with parents, to educate ourselves and our students about safe online practices as we all develop as digital citizens.
Some of us are yet to embrace Cyber Citizenship and others who have, may have found it moving so fast that it is difficult to keep up with new developments and what they really mean.
For the wellbeing of our students and their families, we have gathered some information about Cybersafety and associated devices to help you become more informed.
Website & Article Links for Parents & Families:
- eSafety This website hosted and supported by the Australian Government has extensive information. Of particular interest: Managing Children’s Online Time & in the parent question area of the same page Cybersafety expert, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, talks about the importance of sleep for brain development and academic success- My child is up late online most nights. Should I be worried?
- iParent The eSafety parent Portal where parents can learn about the digital environment and how to help children have safe and enjoyable online experiences. The new Screen Smart Parent Tour is certainly worth a look.
- Screen Smart Parent Tour A 10 minute interactive tour for parents of pre-teens and young teens (10 to 14 yrs ) which addresses six important online topics including social media, screen time, personal information, inappropriate content, cyberbullying and contact with strangers. Each topic offers practical tips and advice on how to allow children to explore safely and manage online issues if they arise.
- ThinkUKnow ThinkUKnow Australia explores the possible dangers of online interactions and actions to take.
- Cyberbullying_What is it? The Australian Parenting Website, Raising Children Network, published this article.
- Guide To Games Apps & Social Networking Up to date, specific information provided by eSmart. Some Apps & sites you have heard of and many you probably haven’t, but your children may have!
We are encouraged to
Engage Positively Online – Know Your Online World – Choose Consciously When Interacting Online
Your Children, Our Students –Together we remain responsible for their wellbeing.