Category: Cybersafety

Safety First

As an eSmart school, MacKillop Catholic College is often alerted to resources pertaining to the safe engagement of students in an online environment. With the event of online learning continuing for a while longer, it becomes even more relevant that we pause and assess how we are travelling with our remote online teaching and learning… Read more »

Privacy Awareness Week (Monday 4 May – Friday 8 May 2020)

In the current social climate with students attending lessons online, it is even more imperative that all online experiences indicate an awareness of online etiquette and adherence to safe guards in order that personal information is protected. Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual event that highlights the importance of such protection and this week,… Read more »

2020 Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is calling all internet users to collaborate, reflect and discuss their internet usage patterns to inspire a positive change in online safety. The year’s theme, “Together for a better internet”, focuses particularly on the importance of a communal effort and encourages everyone to start the conversation about how we can improve the… Read more »

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 »