Leading Senior Constable Robbie Noggler returned to Drysdale Primary School to present his annual Cybersafety sessions to the Year 4, 5 and 6s. This session is a major component of our Netbook Induction for the Year 4s and provides a valuable opportunity for the Year 5 and 6s to revise the steps they need to take to remain safe online.
The Year 4s looked at safe online practices and the issue of cyberbullying. Robbie spent time talking about the very serious legal ramifications of online bullying and the relevance of Brodie’s Law. He also went through some very easy steps the children can follow to protect themselves online. Robbie also made a point of mentioning that our online behaviours are not just limited to our shiny new Netbooks. They are also something to consider when using iPads, iPods, mobile phones, computers and gaming consoles (e.g. xBox, PlayStation, etc).
The Year 5 and 6s covered the topics of cyberbullying, sexting and grooming, with a particular focus on simple steps that can be taken to ensure children remain safe from these real dangers. Many of these steps simply reinforced what we have been learning in class since Year 4, such as not posting photos/videos online that feature your school uniform, your house, or your bedroom. These are listed in our ICT Acceptable Use and eSmart Policies (which are presented to the children each year).
Robbie has very kindly offered to return to Drysdale PS next term to present to our Parent community on Wednesday 23 May from 6:00-8:00pm. In past years, this session has been considered one of the most useful and informative events hosted by Drysdale Primary School. Most attendees have come away with valuable tips and hints to not only protect their family, but also themselves in their own use of IT and social media.
To learn more about Leading Senior Constable Robbie Noggler’s award winning work with the children of Geelong and surrounds, visit his Facebook page – www.facebook.com/lsc.noggler