As we continue on our journey to being a salutogenic community we explore how we can be safe in an ‘electronic’ and a real-life world.
The term ‘salutogenesis’ was a result of the work of Aaron Antonovsky in his research, and book, ‘Unravelling the Mystery of Health’. Salutogenesis can be translated as the ‘origin of health’: Salus (Latin) for health and Genesis (Greek) for origin. Hence as a salutegenic community we look for the ways we can create a healthy environment.
As a parent it is your right and responsibility to monitor and maintain your child’s use of technological devices to maintain a salutogenic home. The eSafety Commissioner has developed many resources that will help you support your family and maintain a healthy and safe technology home.
Our focus for this issue is:
It would seem that we have a P.I.N., Personal Identification Number, passcode or password for just about every app or device that we own. It is important that we don’t share these and set passwords that are unique and not things that could be easily guessed by someone that may want to ‘hack’ your devices.
Family Tech Agreement
A family tech agreement is a set of rules about how devices, like smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and gaming consoles are used in your home.
Start the chat with your family and develop an agreement that will suit the age and needs of your children.
Help your children safely navigate their digital world and educate them to avoid harmful online experiences. Explore websites, games, apps and social media together and set some rules.
Your support and guidance can give your children the confidence to make sound decisions online ― and ask for help when they need it.
You can find the e-safety commissioner parent page at: https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents
There are also a number of webinars that you can access, for free, that will help you keep your family safe and free from online harm.
I would encourage you to participate in these as they could be a sanity saver!
If ever you need help sorting out personal or family issues, give CatholicCare Victoria a call. They offer many services to all members of our community – ALL FREE.
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You could join a club, volunteer, or simply say yes when you might’ve said no.
Niente Senza Gioia
Pastoral Wellbeing Leader