Category: Cybersafety

Digital Intelligence

Literature can use the term digital intelligence when referring to a student’s online awareness and experience. Digital Intelligence means having the necessary knowledge, skills and ability to understand and adapt one’s emotional and behavioural responses in overcoming the challenges of the digital era. For young people, this is directly linked to how they use technology… Read more »

Year 8 Wellbeing Program: Cyber safety

On Friday 25 May, all the Year 8 classes did a Wellbeing unit based around cyber bullying and the tragic consequences that can occur when a person decides to make that one bad choice. During this Wellbeing lesson, we were educated about the negative effects of sexting, rumours, and the impact of posting inappropriate pictures… Read more »

eSmart: Privacy Awareness Week

This year we celebrated Privacy Awareness Week from Monday, 14 May to Friday, 18 May.  The official theme this year was to “Value personal data – it’s worth protecting” and over the week students were provided with reminders as to how they can take steps to protect their identity online. Personal information is any information… Read more »

eSmart Week

MacKillop students present a short movie about the dangers of online scamming.   eSmart skit by Lachlan, Noah, Shah, Dylan and William from MacKillop College

Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week runs from the 15th to the 19th of May. MacKillop College encouraged our community to engage with this year’s theme which was “Trust and Transparency”. To read more about the rights and responsibilities concerning personal privacy (especially online) go to the Australian Government’s Information Commissioner’s website for more  information. At our school we… Read more »

Safer Internet Day

MacKillop College is an eSmart school, whereby the safe and responsible use of information technologies is practiced. The eSmart program equips staff, students and the wider community with the knowledge to promote and practice in a cyber safe environment. In 2017, MacKillop College will be continuing the next stage of the eSmart journey, to further… Read more »

Cyber Safety at Home

As we continue our parenting, mentoring, guiding, loving and teaching our young, we hope that the MacKillop community has a restful and safe holiday period. With most families having multiple connected devices such as tablets (iPads, Galaxy etc), now is a good time to remind our community of the benefits of healthy social media use…. Read more »

eSmart Week at MacKillop College

Last week MacKillop College participated in eSmart Week which is an initiative of the “The Alannah and Madeline Foundation” and together with hundreds of other schools around Australia, we stopped to consider how we can raise awareness of cybersafety and digital literacy, as well as reduce cyberbullying and increase the smart, safe and responsible use… Read more »

Parent’s guide to Pokemon Go

The recent phenomenon of Pokemon Go has reached MacKillop College and various cyber safety authorities have made comment about the excitement that this has generated as well as the concerns. Our recent cyber safety guest presenter Brett Lee, has shared his comments for parents. We include the article for your interest by clicking on the Parent’s… Read more »

Year 10 Wellbeing Day: Cyber-Safety Presentation

During the recent Year 10 Wellbeing Day we gathered as a year level in the Moreno Centre for a session with our Cyber-Safety / eSmart guest speaker, Mr. Brett Lee. Mr. Lee was a fantastic speaker due to the fact that all of the stories he shared with us on how to stay safe online,… Read more »