Cyber Safety for our Students

I​t has been brought to my attention that a number of our younger students are engaging in online activ​ities and communication which is inappropriate. At school, we continue to support students to learn about cyber safety. Our guidelines include, “If you wouldn’t say it in front of your parents, you don’t share it on line”. We expect our students to use kind words and to always be respectful at school. This includes their online communication.

If your child is accessing the internet in their own time at home, it is imperative that you are aware of which sites they access and what they are doing on those sites. Some tips for parents on online safety are included below:

Basic guidelines for parental supervision:

  • Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behaviour
  • Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms.
  • Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.
  • Know which sites your child is on and what their capacity is– ask your child to show you what they are doing
  • ​​bookmark kids' favourite sites for easy access.