Author Archives: K Simpson

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on the 20th of March 2015

Dear parents, guardians and carer’s, At VSC we aim to create a safe and supportive school community for everyone. Sometimes, it can be difficult for parents or carers to know what to do when their child talks to them about … Continue reading

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Protect your Privacy: More Changes to Facebook

In early October Facebook again made changes to their privacy policy that users should be aware of. This time they have made all users’ past posts, links and likes from their Timelines searchable. It’s easy to control this once you … Continue reading

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The Cyberbully Virus

This video was originally created to support PINK SHIRT DAY and to spread awareness of how anyone can become a cyberbully. It’s all about attitude and awareness, people!

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How to Enable “Do Not Track”

Are the commercials at the edges of your web pages stalking you? Have you noticed after sending an email to a friend telling them about the fun you had in Fiji, the display ads try to tempt you away again? … Continue reading

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What the Kids Think

YAG UPDATE Every year the Federal Government holds Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety (YAG) online consultations. Last year and again this year, students at VSC participated in the consultations. The forums finished at the end of June and the contributions … Continue reading

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Help for Parents to Learn about Bullying and Cyberbullying

The Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development hopes to help parents better understand, recognise and manage bullying and cyberbullying behavours with their new interactive program on the BullyStoppers website. This short interactive was developed in partnership with Andrew Fuller, … Continue reading

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Online Privacy: Starting the Conversation

As parents it is our responsibility to sit down with our children and have ‘The Sex Talk”. We do it because we want them to make choices that won’t damage their lives or their future. But how many of us … Continue reading

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Project RockIT Rocks VSC!

On April 18th, our Year 7 students enjoyed a workshop about cyberbullying, social networking, and online culture.  Rosie and Adam of Project RockIT spent the morning discussing issues involved with using the internet. Their visit was part of the Library’s … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST BULLYING AND VIOLENCE 2013

It’s National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence this Friday (March 15th). This annual day provides a focus for schools who want to say Bullying. No Way! and to strengthen their everyday messages that bullying and violence at school are not okay … Continue reading

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Have a Happy “Safer Internet Day”

February 5th is Safer Internet Day!  What better way to start off the school year than by thinking about how we, as students, parents and educators, can continue to be safe and responsible online citizens. This year’s theme is “Connect with Respect” … Continue reading

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