Tag Archives: eSafety

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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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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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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Online Safety Campaign by Google

Google has teamed up with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Britain to launch an online safety campaign. According to The Telegraph newspaper this is the first time Google has actively promoted something that is not a product. Anthony House, Google’s … Continue reading

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Preview movie trailer: Tagged

One of the most effective ways to educate youth and parents on cybersafety issues is via visual media. ACMA’s Cybersmart program has recently released a trailer for their newest short film, Tagged. From: Cybersmart.gov.au: When a group of high-school friends post … Continue reading

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Facebook Launches New Family Safety Centre

On April 20th, Facebook announced a powerful set of safety and security resources. These can be found on the Family Safety Center. Take a peek to see what resources are available to help you to stay safe on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/safetyContinue reading

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