Dear Parents and Carers,
Students have grown up with digital technology and it is woven into their lives. In recent years, especially during COVID -19 lockdowns, many young people have been required to use technology more often in their learning and socialising. Some parents may be familiar with the different programs. However, some could require further support and information on creating a safe environment for their children.
Supporting children and young people to use technology in a safe, respectful and responsible manner allows for more active online learning that can increase student engagement and participation. It also supports access to a broader range of content and learning resources that can supplement students’ understandings.
Being safe online is a shared responsibility for students, parents, carers, teachers, and the broader community. Technology should not consume too much of a student’s life. Boundaries need to be set and followed, which allows students to experience both an online and offline life.
Here are some key reminders for children and young people of how to stay safe:
Mrs Gillian Coote
Primary Deputy Principal