17 Bellingara Rd, Sylvania, NSW, 2224
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:
Please contact the Head Teacher Welfare with any further suggestions on how we can continue to meet the welfare needs of our students, especially in relation to cyber safety!
When mobile phones are used appropriately they offer students and parents advantages in terms of communication and a sense of personal safety. However, mobile phones sometimes have a negative impact on the learning environment and the safety and well being of students. When a student is on the school premises, parents and students should communicate via the the school’s phone (9522 9951 or 9522 9820). The office is pleased to pass messages to students and may allow students to make calls to their parents with the permission of senior executive staff. The reason for this protocol is because when your child is on the school’s premises, the staff are responsible for their safety and whereabouts. Unknown communication between parents and students via mobile phones may lead to situations where this responsibility is compromised.
Inappropriate mobile phone use occurs when it:
Inappropriate use of mobile phones may include students using them to bully, intimidate or otherwise harass other people through any voice call, text message, photographic, video or other data transfer system available on the phone.
Students bring mobile phones to school at their own risk – the school and school staff members will not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to mobile phones or for investigating loss or damage.
The procedures applying to the inappropriate use and security of mobile phones, apply equally to the inappropriate use of portable computer games, ipods and similar devices.