June 6-11 is National Cyber Security Awareness Week, an Australian Government initiative, implemented in partnership with state and territory governments, to raise awareness of smart online practices. Online networking will only increase and we all need to ensure that we stay safe as possible, to enjoy this online environment.
To make use of this week, are two interesting videos for students and parents from the Think u Know people in the UK
These two videos about online safety are great for parents to watch as well as children. Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- A report The safe use of new technologies (2010) has recently been released in the UK by the Office for Standards, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) around schools developing safe internet practices.
- Online safety reports discourages scare tactics
Hawkesdale P12 College is excited to be one of 27 schools chosen across Victoria, to be part of the Learning Online Cybersafety initiative with our Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Five year 8 students will work as a team identifying potential problems with online learning pertinent to our school. Students will participate in two web conference sessions that will support them to take authentic action in their school. During the online sessions students will work with a cybersafety expert, discussing online safety and identifying research questions that are relevant to their school. Offline, students will gather data and information that addresses their research questions and informs their action. It is anticipated that their action will assist to influence their peers to act more responsibly in the online environment.
What are you biggest concerns about cyber safety? What would you like to know or learn?