Year 7 Technology Induction
Last week, Year 7 students participated in a technology induction where they learned about the acceptable use of technology. This informative session aimed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to safely and responsibly use technology both in and out of school. The students were introduced to the College’s Use of ICT expectations, as well as where to seek assistance for any technology-related issues. The session emphasized the importance of protecting personal information, avoiding cyberbullying, and using technology in a way that aligns with the school’s values and policies. The students left the session with a better understanding of the role they play in promoting safe and acceptable technology use and the importance of being responsible digital citizens.
Acceptable use of Technology across the Curriculum
In our continued effort to promote acceptable and safe technology use for learning, both in school and at home, we are excited to offer several initiatives this year. Firstly, we will be holding an information night for parents to provide them with valuable insights and strategies to help protect their children in the digital world. Additionally, we will be delivering an online course for students during their Pastoral Care lessons to equip them with the skills and knowledge to navigate the digital world safely.
To support these efforts, we kindly request that you acknowledge and sign Pages 30 and 31 of the student diary, which outline the College’s Use of ICT expectations and provide important resources for addressing any technology-related issues, including Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) and https://www.esafety.gov.au/report/cyberbullying.
Furthermore, we invite you to join us for an essential Cyber Safety parent education webinar on March 8, 2023 at 7pm. The webinar will be presented by Brett Lee, an expert in Internet Safety for schools and former undercover internet security officer. During the session, Brett will address important topics such as cyberbullying, sexting, gaming, and social networking, and provide valuable insights into the dangers and challenges of the digital world as well as offer strategies to help protect your child in the cyberworld.
To sign up for the webinar, please use this link: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/238/3v4l0fyr. For more information, please visit: www.internetsafeeducation.com.
We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about technology safety and look forward to your participation in the upcoming webinar.
Director of Information Technologies & Innovation