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Cyber Safety


A Free Online Course for parents who want to know how to take action against Cyberbullying can be accessed at www.cybersafetydoctor.com.au

The internet has become an integral part of life for people of all ages. It provides access to a myriad of information and enables people to research, create and communicate in new and exciting ways.

For children and young people the internet has become essential to learning, playing and socialising, with many of them using computers and the internet from an increasingly early age.

But there are risks. Children may, unwittingly or deliberately, share personal information without realising that they could be subject to identity theft, or that they are leaving behind content which might not reflect well on them in the future.

They might be exposed to content which is sexually explicit, violent, prohibited or even illegal.

They might experience cyber bullying or be at risk from contact by strangers. Teenagers, in particular, might be caught out by the commercial side of the internet, through advertising, scams or through sharing downloads of music or television programs.

We can continue to educate the students at Ardtornish but you as parents play a critical role in helping them have safe and positive experiences online.

For more information and assistance please check out a few of the websites below:

Cyber Bullying Stories - http://www.cyberbullyingstories.org.au

Kids Helpline - http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Cyber Smart - http://www.cybersmart.gov.au

We hope that no child at Ardtornish Primary School ever encounters a problem, but unfortunately the current world we live is not always perfect.

We will add useful websites and/or resources as they become available.

For any more information please don't hesitate to contact me at school

Steven Whitehead (IT Coordinator)

   

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