This year we conducted a very successful Parents as Partners Program for our 2018 Foundation parents. We really enjoyed working with our parents to help them become familiar with many school processes and learn about the ways in which we can work together to ensure every child achieves the best possible education. Many parents requested that we post these notes on our website so they could refer back to them when needed.
This is an excellent, interactive infographic from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner that can help you better understand how your children are accessing the online world and, as parents, how you can manage their use and keep them as safe as possible.
The Australian government have been putting out some fantastic resources lately, dealing with cyber safety and online security.
Check out iParent, their new interactive guide teaching you how to be safe and secure with protected devices in your home.
This resource is not so much focused on protecting your children online, it’s more about protecting your bank accounts and personal details, and protecting your computers from the many virus-type infections and malicious software that can infect your online devices. Something that will be confusing to many of you.
iParent from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
The link below will take you to a very interesting article about cyber safety and the need to protect not only our children but also other vulnerable groups in society. Who looks after those over 65 who may be asset rich but are the least technology literate and are therefore appealing targets of fraud and scammers.
How safe are you and your parents?
This link is to an article written about Mem Fox, who is a very well known children’s author. She wrote the book Possum Magic and is passionate about children’s reading. She stresses how important it is for parents to read to their children.
Digital literacy such as reading on iPads , is another means for children to have access to books, but it does not replace a parent reading to and with their child. Children who become successful readers have parents who read to them. Please read this article to learn more.
– Georgia Kroger
Computer game addiction is on the rise among Australian children and teenagers, replete with a host of alarming consequences, writes Karen Fontaine