Category: Cybersafety

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 »

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 »