4-May-2018

Cyber safety resources

Today’s teenagers have been born into a web-connected world and have been accessing online content for the majority of their lives. Within Australia, teenagers tend to use the internet and related social media platforms to learn, develop relationships and have fun. In 2015 the Australian government esafety commissioner reported that 98% of Australian teenagers access online material at home, with 57% also utilising internet facilities at their friend’s houses and 56% using their phones to access online material.

At Carey, we are committed to the holistic development of our students. The increasing complexity and readily accessible nature of the cyber realm has affected our students, with pastoral care staff increasingly called upon to support students in challenging situations as the online world impacts their schooling and wellbeing. Carey Baptist College has zero tolerance for any form of harassment or bullying, including online and is committed to equipping parents to improve cyber safety in their homes. For this reason, we have partnered with Family Zone – a provider of cyber safety and digital awareness services. To resources parents, the Carey Cyber Safety Hub also has a wealth of information, resources and help for you to navigate the online world, with links to report cyber issues and other pertinent cyber safety sites. Carey will also be hosting a free information evening for parents on Monday May 7, with Family Zone and Jordan Foster from ySafe. Jordan is a 2018 WA Young Achiever Finalist for her work through ySafe and is committed to helping schools and families provide a solid foundation for the young people in their care as they navigate the digital world safely and productively.

Family Zone will also provide an Installer from Computer troubleshooters at the information evening. Please register your attendance here.

When: Monday 7 May 2018
Time: 6:30pm till 8:00pm
Where: College Auditorium

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