Cybersafety and Social Networking
Being cybersafe and a good cybercitizen is primarily about learning how to behave in the online environment. While technical solutions are part of ensuring safety and security, cybersafety in schools depends on people acting appropriately.
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, AskFM, TikTok and Snapchat have changed the way we communicate. It’s important you monitor your student’s behaviour on these sites and ensure they are being used in an appropriate manner. It is also important for our students to be cybersmart and think before posting material online. What you post online remains there forever. Our 'digital footprint', the trace left after something is posted online, never disappears. All web users have a responsibility to think of the consequences when posting information online to ensure it does not breach social, religious, cultural or copyright standards.
If the school administration becomes aware of inappropriate content involving our staff, students or school (our school uniform or images are used without permission), we will take reasonable steps to ensure the content is removed and where necessary, consequences issued. Our school is committed to promoting a safe and supportive learning environment, and students involved in the posting of inappropriate material on websites may be disciplined in line with our school’s Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students.
As a school, Kedron has a structured program dealing with safe and appropriate online behaviours, delivered to all students, across the year levels, through our KedCare program. Kedron has also been working through the eSmart Schools Cybersafety Framework to ensure that the wider Kedron Community is supported to stay safe online.
Kedron is invested in strong links between home and school and we appreciate your support in monitoring your student’s internet activity and reinforcing this message at home.
Below are some useful interactive resources for students to inform and reinforce appropriate online choices for teenagers.
We encourage parents and carers to work through these with students too.
These informative, interactive resources below are aimed at parents and carers and aim to help families identify appropriate online behaviour and steps which can be taken to ensure that teenagers can reduce some of the risks associated with the internet and social media sites.
If you have any questions regarding anything mentioned above, or on Cybersafety in general, please do not hesitiate to contact the school on (07) 3630 3333.
Further information may also be found on the Department of Education's website