Our School is proudly an eSmart school.
eSmart is a long-term change program designed to educate, track, monitor and prevent bullying and cyber bullying. eSmart Schools is tailor-made for schools and designed to effect change in that specific environment. https://www.esmart.org.au/for-parents.
We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbulling or risky online behaviour, please contact our Asssiant Principal, Peter Marco (Student welfare) or our eSmart coordinatior, Sam Taylor.
Blocking explicit results on Google
You can filter explicit search results on Google, like pornography, using the SafeSearch setting. SafeSearch is not 100% accurate, but it helps you and your child to avoid explicit content. You can use SafeSearch as a parental control to help protect children from inappropriate search results on mobile phones, tablets and computer. Follow these three easy-to-follow steps to turn SafeSearch on your child's devices.
eSafety Commissioner's iParent
iParent provides guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.
Limiting your child's digital footprint
Blogging and posting photos of your childBlogging about your child or posting photos of him/her can be a nice way to share your child’s special moments. But it is worth thinking about how the photos and information you post will become part of your child’s digital footprint. Find out more in this article from the Australian Parenting website.
8 tips for a healthy digital life
The Australian Psychological Society outlines eight tips for a healthy digital life. Tips include checking social media accounts less often, setting boundaries and connecting with friends offline. Find out more at: http://compassforlife.org.au/ways-to-thrive
Parents' guide to online safety
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has a concise guide for parents that has issue-focussed information and advice for parents of children of all ages. Topics include cyberbullying, social networking, sexting, inappropriate content and online safeguards.
Games, apps and social networking
The Australian Government's eSafety Commissioner website contains quick guides to popular social media sites and apps. Find out how to protect your child's privacy setting, age restrictions for social media sites and how to report cyberbullying or abuse.