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Staying safe online

Elsternwick Year 6 students learning about cyber safety and digital wellbeing

Keeping our students safe online is as important as their safety in the offline world. In the Junior and Middle Schools across the College, students have been engaged in workshops designed to support, empower and equip them with the knowledge and skills to maintain their digital safety and digital wellbeing when connecting online.

The Cyber Safety Project sessions are interactive, informative and engaging. Staff have also taken part in workshops and parents will be invited to take part in sessions from Term 2. The parent workshops will share insights and practical resources to help support and manage online safety. As a community, we have a responsibility to educate and guide our young people in making good choices, helping them to be informed and assisting them in developing strategies for when or if they find themselves in unsafe situations online.

Well-known psychologist Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg urges parents to make sure that they are aware of what their child is doing online. Setting boundaries and ensuring there are filters on what your child can access is important.

Throughout the year, students will engage with these safety sessions through online tutorials facilitated by their Homeroom, Tutorial or Health teacher.

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