Cranbourne Park Primary School is working towards becoming a recognised eSmart school, providing students with the knowledge and understanding needed to be safe online. This page covers some things that can be done at home to help your child stay safe online.
- iParent - from the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner (Australian Government). Resources to cover multiple cyber safety issues including cyberbullying, social networking, gaming, privacy and many more topics. They also have a 10minute interactive tour for parents.
- Monitor your child’s online activity; know what sites they are visiting and who they are talking to. (You can download free programs to block unwanted sites and monitor usage such as Windows “Family Safety” http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows-live/essentials-other-programs or purchase programs like Net Nanny, K9 Web Protection and Kaspersky.
- Report online bullying to the school (Your child’s teacher in the first instance).
- Use resources such as “Take a Stand” on the iphone to become more informed about cyber bullying.
- Become familiar with resources you and your child can use if there is an issue such as the “Bullying No Way” website. http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/
- Talk to your child about cyber safety and what to do if they come across issues such as bullying or inappropriate websites.
- Children under the age of 13 should not have a Facebook page as they do not yet have the ability to control their digital footprint. It is highly recommended that if they do have one you remove it or have Facebook remove it for you with the following link http://www.facebook.com/help/contact/210036389087590?rdrhc
- Install the Australian Government’s Cyber Safety Button; it gives quick and easy access as well as resources covering all areas of cyber safety.
- Below are links to the “Bullying Hurts” brochure in several languages.
Resources for Parents
Cyber Smart Site (acma):
Tip Sheets for Parents