Young people today are immersed in digital technologies. They use the internet and mobile phones to socialise, study, exchange ideas and play. While online activity has many benefits, there are also risks.
St Edward’s College is committed to helping students develop appropriate behaviours when
using digital technologies, both at school and home.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA), and St Edward’s College encourages parents to visit the Cybersmart Internet Safety Awareness Website. Designed for parents and children, this website is part of the Australian Government’s Cybersafety Program and is supported by the ACMA as part of a national program of cybersmart initiatives.
The Cybersmart website is thorough and non-technical. It covers a range of issues including:
Under the ‘Parent’ tab, on the Cybersmart website, there are many resources available for parents to enable them to better communicate with their children about issues of safe internet use. Click on the Brochures, posters and contacts link to access printable resources regarding a range of cybersafety issues including cyberbulling, sexting; socialising, offensive content, mobile phone safety and many others.
On the main home page, there are links that can be accessed by young children or teenagers, with age appropriate information, regarding safe use of the internet.