Category Archives: eSafety

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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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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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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Why Don’t They Tell Us?

Research the world over shows that most young people don’t tell an adult or parent when they are having social troubles at school. This is true whether the peer aggression is happening face-to-face, online or both. Some students victimised online … 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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Kids in Denial over Effects of Cyberbullying

A new Australian study reporting on bullying and cyberbullying has found that nearly 1/2 of students in Years 6 to 12 were either bullied, cyberbullied or had bullied others. 30% of children in the survey reported being bullied in the … 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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Safe Shopping Online: Tips for a Happy Holiday

Shopping online at Christmas means: avoiding the parking hassles and the crowds, enjoying 24/7 shopping hours and finding some great bargains all from the comfort of your own home.  Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?  Being aware of potential security traps and … Continue reading

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