This term Years 3 and 4 students had the pleasure of attending a talk with Brett Lee from Internet Safe Education (not the cricketer) about how to stay safe, smart and responsible online. The Internet is a great tool for information, communicating over long distances with family and friends and most importantly, according to our students, games.
As parents you play an important role in helping students make these safe, smart and responsible choices online. Brett spoke about five key points that students can remember when interacting online and that you can assist your child in remembering when they are online at home.
- The Internet is permanent – anything you post on the Internet will be there forever.
- The Internet is public – there is no privacy on the Internet.
- Keep private information to yourself – it is the most valuable thing you possess.
- People online are strangers – unless you know them in the real world.
- Talk to a trusted adult if you feel uncomfortable about something online.
The last thing Brett highlighted with the students was that as parents, teachers and carers we put rules in place to protect our students and children. It is important that they follow the rules online just as they would in the real world. If you would like to read more from Internet Safe Education please have a look at their website.
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