Cybersafety information and resources

Developing digitally responsible citizens begins by nurturing and developing your children to want to be digitally responsible citizens. We want your children to choose the right thing to do when they know, no one is watching them. We want your children to be great people. We want your children leave a digital footprint that makes them proud and doesn't them that dream opportunity later in life. How your children choose to live their lives is a team effort. We all need to fight for your children to be digital responsible together. What your children say and do online or through their phone, gaming console, stays online, forever.

Your children have never known a world without the internet. Knowing about the risks is important -- but so is knowing what to do to help your kids stay safe. This presentation gives you the facts, figures, and helpful advice.


How Cybersmart are you?


For more information visit www.cybersmart.gov.au/parents.aspx

or Resource information for parents

 

How to report cyberbullying step by step guide.


What can you do if you feel you are being bullied?

  • Number one rule: Don't keep it a secret. Tell someone you trust.
  • Number two rule: If the person you told has not resolved your issue tell someone else.
  • Number three rule: Keep telling people until you feel like you are helped.

There are a number of choices you have when you feel you are being bullied. These choices include informing your friends, a trusted adult, parent or guardian or a teacher. If you feel that any of these people have not helped you or you would like further help or advice look into the following.

Visit www.thinkuknow.org.au/kids and click on


 

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

www.kidshelp.com.au/


Project Rockit http://www.projectrockit.com.au/students.html


Top 6 tips for parents for setting technology guidelines at home. It is OK to say NO.

  1. Always ensure computers are being used in a place where you can regularly have a supervisory glance. 

  2. Ensure the front of the screen is always facing you.

  3. Set time limits. For example 20 minutes per night for homework and 15 minutes to socialise.

  4. Be interested in sites your child spends time in. Make it a goal to ask questions about how they use this site. 

  5. Take all electronic devices turned off to bed with you. This includes all mobile phones, Netbooks, music and media players, portable gaming consoles.

  6. If your children are at home unsupervised take the modem with you.



Do you want to be informed? Have a look through some of these sites with your children. What changes can you make?


  1. Facebook 10 privacy settings all Facebook users need to know. Find out more here.

  2. Think you know something? Do you really know? You don't know what you don't know. Visit www.thinkuknow.org.au to find out more. There is a parents and an 11-17 year link on this page.
  3. Got no idea what an antivirus, wireless network, online scam is or simply want to find out more. This is the place for you. Click here.

If you have any more questions or would like to discuss online concernes further please contact me via email or through making an appointment to see me through the office.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information, visit these resources and for taking the first step to ensure your children get a fair go later in life.