Being cyber safe and aware is really important within a society where digital technologies are every increasing. There are many resources and websites available. Please find below some that will be of use to both parents and students:
The ever changing nature of the internet can pose challenges for parents who wish to keep on top of their children's technology use. While children might seem to be tech savvy, they still need a parent's guiding hand to help make sure their online experience is positive and safe. The link below will take you to the Esafety Commissioner website, which has an extensive range of information on online safety.
Cyber Safety - An interactive guide to staying safe online.
Is it safe to use Instagram? A parents guide.
If a student has a smartphone, they are probably on Instagram. With the camera on their phone, students can be snapping photos and instantly uploading them to their Instagram feed. What are the risks? Who can see their photos? How can your children stay safe when using Instagram?
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation has produced a parents guide to Instagram. Take a look at the link below to find out more.
What you need to know about Instagram
Instagram is blocked when using the school wireless infrastructure, however if a student has their own smartphone with internet access they are probably on Instagram. With the camera on their phones, students can be snapping photos and instantly uploading to their Instagram feed. But what are the risks?Can your children stay safe while using Instagram?
Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has produced a Parents Guide to Instagram at the link below.
For helpful information on Cyber Bullying, please click on the links below
Helping with cyber issues - a guide for parents - links to ACMA website
So you got naked online (pdf 1808 KB)
Who's chatting to your kids (pdf 1590 KB)