Next week is designated eSmart week in schools who are signed up to this important program. Cyber safety and cyber bullying are very significant issues at all ages.
This is an increasingly common problem in all schools with children starting to use social media and other electronic forms of communication at younger ages (even though children should be at least 14 to have a Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik or Snapchat account.)
We spend a lot of time in school providing children with advice and teaching about cyber-safety. eSmart week will present an opportunity to revisit these important messages in school. You may well find that your children come home with questions and comments about using social media. Please reinforce the importance of using this appropriately, safely and respectfully.
National eSmart Week is a week where communities come together to encourage everyone to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology. It creates awareness, solutions and ideas for community education on issues of cyber safety, bullying and wellbeing online, and offline.
For more information regarding eSmart week visit – https://www.esmart.org.au/news-events/national-esmart-week-2017/
For specific parent information regarding Cyber Safety visit – https://www.esafety.gov.au/iparent