Did you know?
Making sure your child is safe online is a shared responsibility between the community, parents, schools and students.
Where to start
- The Department of Education believes children should learn in a safe, supportive and respectful school community. This includes participating safely in technology-based learning and using technology responsibly.
- Using digital technology responsibly is everyone’s business – this includes the user, the provider, the parent, the school and the community.
For your child
- Schools work within the National Safe Schools Framework that provides all schools, teachers, parents and students with resources to develop student safety and wellbeing policies, including cyber-safety.
- Students learn how to be responsible users of technology. Your school has guidelines around the acceptable use of technology that students must agree to.
- The Department filters internet use to protect schools from known risks.
- Talk to your child about what they are doing and seeing online.
- Talk to your child about the dangers of giving personal details online.
- Educate your child about the potential risks of online activities.
- Encourage your child to talk to you about any problems.
- Use a filtering system at home to make sure your child can’t access dangerous things online.
- Your child will be expected to use technology responsibly at school and encouraged to do this outside of school as well.
Where can I get more information?
- Talk to your child’s teacher or principal
- Visit our Cyber Safety webpage
- Visit the National Student Wellbeing Hub at: https://www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/
- Visit the National Cyber Security website: www.staysmartonline.gov.au for simple steps to protect your personal and financial information online
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