Category: Cybersafety

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Friday 19 March marks the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence run by Bullying. No Way! On this day, Australian school communities stand together against bullying and violence. To support the initiative, the e-Safety Commissioner will be delivering a free webinar for parents/guardians: Cyberbullying and online drama. The webinar will look at how parents/guardians… Read more »

Young adults and negative online experiences

We live in the age of the internet, with our lives connected to the internet in various ways. Our students are using technology with many positive outcomes, however there does exist a downside where experiences are not favourable to the wellbeing of young adults. Due to the digital impact of COVID-19 in 2020, the office… Read more »

Safer Internet Day – Start the chat

Safer Internet Day is to be celebrated on Tuesday 9 February, and this year the commissioner of eSafety has created the theme of Start the chat. This being an opportunity for all in the community to raise awareness of online issues and to share strategies for our young adults to stay safe while online. The… Read more »

National eSmart Week 6-12 September: Connecting Safely

Our school has registered to take part in National eSmart Week. eSmart is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and is all about building supportive and connected social environments both on and offline. This year’s National eSmart Week theme is Connecting Safely. The week from 6-12 September celebrates the work schools and families… Read more »

eSafety while Learning and Communicating Online

As stage four restrictions have brought us to an extended period of remote education, it is important that students remember eSafety while learning and communicating online. Students’ efforts so far are to be commended, with teachers reporting that high levels of dedication to online Zoom classes are being put in by most. However, students should… Read more »

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 »