Body Image Workshops
During Term 2, Edgars Creek has partnered with Victoria University and The Butterfly Foundation to investigate the impact of body image workshops on young people.
Year 7 and 8 students will participate in a survey regarding body image in the next coming weeks. Year 8 students will attend The Butterfly Foundation workshop on Monday 17th June at school.
Butterfly Education offers prevention focused workshops and presentations directly to young people in Year 3 – Year 12 in schools, youth and community settings and sporting associations.
1 in 5 students globally say they have missed school because they feel they don’t look good enough and 31% of teenagers are withdrawing from classroom debate because they don’t want to draw attention to the way they look. Butterfly Education addresses these critical issues and aims to develop the resilience required for everyday life.
Sessions are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and developed using latest research and evidence.
Savvy on Social is aimed at Year 7 and 8 students and its key focus is to examine the impact of body and self-comparison, the role of friends and a more in-depth look at social and other media. Year 7 students will get a chance to participate in this workshop towards the end of the year.
Cyber Safety Workshops @ Edgars Creek
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