Online safety webinars for your parent and carer community (Ref: 231/20)
Each term, eSafety Education will offer a new parent and carer webinar topic that will run numerous times. These webinars will provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe, positive online experiences. This is especially important in an era when we are all online more than ever before.
The Term 1 webinar topic is eSafety’s guide to cyberbullying and online drama. This will be offered five times over the term.
Click here for eSafety’s 2021 webinar schedule. We would be grateful if you could note the dates as you start planning the year ahead, then advertise them in 2021 through your communication channels with parents and carers.
A number of social difficulties come from online gaming. Please be aware of what is happening in your child's online world and discuss what they are playing.
SAFETY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Our advice to parents is primary aged children should not be on social media. However, it is important to expand our knowledge on how to become and stay safe while engaging in social media.
Below are links to a free social media webinar titled Safe on Social Media
Mobile Phone Safety
At St. Patrick's we have a no mobile phones policy for students. If for some reason your child needs to have a phone before or after school, they must hand their phone in at the front office before they go to class and pick it up again before they leave in the afternoon. During the school day students can always be contacted by a phone call to the front office. If students are found with a phone during the school day, the phone will be confiscated and parents will be notified.
A reminder also that all phone capabilities of smart watches need to be disabled or sim cards taken out while students are at school. If students are found to be using their smart watch in this way they will also be confiscated and parents notified.
These policies are in place for the safety and well-being of all our students and we thank you for your ongoing support.
SOCIAL MEDIA HELP
Kids Helpline. 1800 55 1800. Phone support is there all day, every day. Online support is open from 8am-midnight every day (AEST).
Suicide Callback Service. 1300 659 467. Phone support all day, every day, and follow-up calls.
eHeadspace. 1800 650 890. Open 9am-1am daily (AEST).
Lifeline. 13 11 14. Phone support all day, every day. Online support 7pm-4am daily (AEST).
Beyondblue. 1300 22 4636. Phone support all day, every day. Online support 3pm-midnight every day.
If a life is in danger call Triple Zero (000) right now.
Parents please DO NOT send any devices with your child to school if the device has access to the internet. Children need to always be supervised when on the internet.
Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe.