The eSafety Commissioner has provided this COVID-19 online safety kit for parents and carers.
Date: Wednesday 19th June
Venue: Greenvale Primary Staffroom
RSVP: Either print the PDF below and return the RSVP slip or RSVP online via Eventbrite.
As part of Safer Internet Day the students in years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an eSafety webinar which focused on helping the children to understand the four Superpowers:
Respect – I will treat myself and others the way I like to be treated
Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions
Reasoning – I question what is real
Resilience – I get back up from tough situations
The students were given the opportunity to identify these Superpowers in different scenarios to develop a better understanding of their how they can be applied to real life.
Australia’s National Scams Awareness Week runs from 21 – 25 May 2018. The Australian government is urging Australians to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ask ‘is this for real?’
Sometimes scams are obvious, sometimes they’re harder to spot.
If you received a call out of the blue from someone saying you had a tax debt that you had to pay immediately or you’d be arrested – what would you think? If Telstra called you and said there were internet problems in your area and they needed remote access to your computer to help you, otherwise they would disconnect your service -what would you do?
These are good examples of threat-based impersonation scams. In 2017 the ACCC’s Scamwatch received almost 33,000 reports of scams like these.
Typically scammers pretend to be from a government agency or a wellknown, trusted business. They often use threats to pressure or scare you into giving them your personal information and your money. They also may threaten you with fines, disconnecting your internet, arrest, court action or even deportation.
The scammers work hard to make sure their threats seem genuine and frightening! They make you feel as
On the 13th March our school hosted Cyber safety expert Brett Lee from Internet Safe Education. He spoke to our Year 3 to 6 students during the day, then to our staff and parents after school. Brett is an engaging and informative speaker and provided our students, staff and parents with some valuable insights in how to use and enjoy all that the Internet has to offer safely and how to guide our children in the safe use of the Internet.
The flyer below provides parents with 5 key messages and actions to assist them in managing technology in their home. It also has the link to the Internet Safe Education website which contains lots of resources and information on cyber safety.
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.