Towards the end of term 2, Year 7 and 8 students will be participating in Cyber safety and how to stop cyber bullying workshops within the school. On 21st June, Year 8 students will be participating in workshops run by Optus Digital Thumbprint regarding cyberbullying and being safe online. The Cyberbullying workshop directly addresses The Australian Curriculum Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities including applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT and communicating with ICT.
It also addresses aspects of the Personal and Social capabilities including self awareness, self management, social awareness and social management.
On 26th June, Year 7 students will be participating in a workshop run by Victoria Police. Senior Constable Wendy Shields is the Youth Resource Officer at Victoria Police and will be speaking to the students regarding being safe online, cyberbullying and digital thumbprints.
On the evening of 26th June at 5pm, Edgars Creek Secondary College will also be hosting a cyber safety event for parents, carers and teachers to attend run by ThinkUknow. ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way. ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank.
The presentation covers issues relating to children and young peoples’ privacy and security online, their relationships with other users and their online reputation. It provides insight into the devices young people are using, as well as the popular websites, apps and social networking sites they’re accessing.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about young people and the online environment, and how you can help them to be safe and responsible users of technology.
To register to attend this event click on the link below:
Student Wellbeing Coordinator