Category Archives: eCitizenship

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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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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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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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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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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Facebook, Project RockiT and Headspace launch “Be Bold, Stop Bullying”

Love it or hate it, 55% of Australians use Facebook (not to mention other social networking sites). ABC radio recently reported that 1 in every 4 users of social networking sites is exposed to some form of abusive behaviour while … Continue reading

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What’s Really Going on Out There

PC Magazine recently published this eye-opening infographic on the types and numbers of activities that take place on-line in a mere 60 seconds. The statistics are staggering and fascinating (they will also change dramatically in the near future). And while it … Continue reading

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Educational Resource for Social Networking Sites and Legal Liability

We often focus on the safety issues of online activities but for young people there are also legal risks they need to be aware of . Often young users do not understand what they have agreed to when they click … Continue reading

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“Don’t Feed the Trolls” Official Trailer

This upcoming educational video aims to go beyond cyber-bullying and delve into the causes and effects of online aggression. The makers want to document the ways that bullying has changed from playground culture to the online environment. They hope to … Continue reading

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Social Media: Helping to Connect Families

“Connecting Generations” is a new research study that was carried out by Microsoft and AARP (non-profit organisation representing older Americans). They surveyed and then used focus groups to ask more than 2000 teens, adults and older adults  –  Are online … Continue reading

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