At Sylvania High School we are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to keep them safe whilst in cyberspace. To do this we implement a range of strategies which may include the following:
- Our involvement in becoming an E-Smart school where our whole school community learns how to use technology in a smart, safe and responsible way.
- Provision of current professional development opportunities for staff where our entire staff is equipped with the skills and knowledge to offer support and guidance to students
- Whole school ‘cybersafety’ program embedded in our curriculum across all year groups where students will be involved in a range of explicit digital citizenship lessons
- Welfare presentations and initiatives linked with Brainstorm productions where cyberbullying is addressed in a creative way
- Presentations from our Police Liaison Officer focussing on the legalities associated with cyber bullying
- Link with outside agencies including ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) and Kids helpline with the distribution of relevant resource materials
- Encouraging students and/or parents to contact the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner at https://www.esafety.gov.au/ to report instances of cyberbullying and gather support information.
Please feel free to contact Mrs Turansky with any further suggestions on how we can continue to meet the welfare needs of our students, especially in relation to cybersafety!