ASC Online Safety Updates

Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 9th February 2021 On Safer Internet Day 2021 join the entire world coming togethor in a global effort to help adults and children interact online Days Hours Minutes Resources for Educators Primary School Secondary School Early Years 1 in 5 young people reported being socially excluded, threatened, or abused online. *eSafety Commissoner Dec 2020 eSafety Commissioner

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Online disrespect and the spread of misinformation reveals how suspectable we are in a digital age.

SENIOR BYTE  False (or partially false) information spread in times of an emergency can: Hinder your ability to find factual information you need to know how to keep yourself safe; Place people’s physical and financial safety at risk; Divert the time agencies, involved in keeping us all safe, spend on the CORE issues; Delay help getting to those that need

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Free Apps and Games!

PRIMARY BYTE If we use our special online superpower of Reasoning (one of the 4Rs of online safety) we can examine if those free games and apps are really free or if  there is a catch? The questions we need to ask are:  Why is if free? And, what do they want from us? The saying ‘it is too good to be

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Respecting each other’s privacy and help available online

SENIOR BYTE First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 14/05/2019. We have heard about the privacy risks online before: Online abuse (cyberbullying); Image-based abuse; Over sharing; Not protecting your personal information; and Treating online friends as real friends. We have also heard of the real-world repercussions before: Long term trust and reputational damage (for years); Unwanted contact; and Financial damage or missing

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How do you make good choices online?

PRIMARY BYTE First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 14/05/2019.  When you have a tricky situation or decision to make online try this: Think about your options. Evaluate what would happen if you followed each of these options. Choose the best option with the best outcome for yourself and any other people involved. Ask for assistance, as some choices maybe hard

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eSafety Online Safety Sessions

Please feel free to share these links with your school community. FAMILY  CHILDREN  EDUCATORS AND TEACHER PD These online sessions are run by the eSafety Commissioner’s Office and are open for all of Australia. These are Free (at no cost) Time 30 minutes to 1 hour Spaces are limited Please register as early as possible eSafety is starting a no

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Digital Check-Up!

SENIOR BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 05/12/2019.  OK summer and school holidays are finally here. What will your digital reputation look like next year? Your digital reputation is the sum of all your interactions online. Your posts, your comments, your uploads and photos. All of them. This means as much as social media is regular part of your life

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Be an eSafe kid!

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 05/12/2019.  Cover image from esafety.gov.au  Be an eSafe Kid over summer >>>>Click<<<<. If you have an eSafe Question go to the experts at the eSafety Commissioner’s new Kids eSafe website. Once there simply click on the topic you need help with. You can talk to your parents and carers about it too. Show them

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I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.

SECONDARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 12/03/2020.  Cover image from Cyberbullying.Org Inspirational Images   The online world can be overwhelming and things that started as a joke may have unintended consequences.  Sure, there may be some consequences, however, nothing is so bad that someone can’t help you.  Really there is someone who can assist you and may even have been through something

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Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 12/03/2020.  Cover image from Cyberbullying.Org Inspirational Images   SHARE IT AND SOAR WITH THE B.I.R.D.S! Can you remember what the letters mean? Let’s look at the S in BIRDS (Block, Ignore, Report, Don’t Feed the Trolls and Share it with a responsible adult): the aspect of sharing your concerns with people who can help. It is

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Colour the world with Kindness – Responsibility

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 25/02/2020.  Cover image from Cyberbullying.Org Inspirational Images   The 4Rs of online safety are Respect, Reasoning, Responsibility and Resilience.  These are simple words but can help you navigate the online world. Australia’s eSafety Commissioner said that responsibility should be taught from the first swipe of the iPad! She told Australia that you are the

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Stop cyberbullying and be awesome instead

SENIOR BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 02/02/2020. Cyberbullying is just the same as bullying, it just occurs online.  Gossiping, telling lies and spreading rumours online is cyberbullying. Creating catfishing accounts is not pranking its cyberbullying. Once you post something online others may look at it very differently. You need to rethink that joke or that post. Deleting or

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Can you spot fake information online?

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared Cyber Tuesdays 02/02/2020. Things online can trick us into believing they are real but they are fake. Some news and business websites look real but they are spreading false information. Some are even trying to steal your money and personal details. Apps might try to do this as well. If someone knows all your personal information

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Be present and mindful

SENIOR BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 25/02/2020.  To be in the present, to be mindful and to be connected doesn’t mean turn on all your social media notifications.  We all hear the pundits talking about issues with social media and smart devices. The eSafety Commissioner has reported that young people have 5 different social media services. Understand social

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Be Safe in the Game!

PRIMARY BYTE First appeared in Cyber Tuesdays 10/02/2020. Maximise the fun and safety with some easy steps. For each game and device you use: you need to know how to: Take screen shots using the platform you are in Block a person (voice, chat and profile) Mute someone (voice, chat and profile) Report a person or content Make a private

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Online Safety Right Now

This article first appeared in Anglican Focus on the 23rd of January 2020. https://anglicanfocus.org.au/2020/01/23/safer-internet-day/. Safer Internet Day is marked on Tuesday 11 February in 2020. Safer Internet Day (SID) previously signified the first online safety event of the new year specifically for schools; however, the eSafety Commissioner has evolved the day into a wider community movement. Safer Internet Day started

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Safer Internet Day 2020

Talk, Show and Send. This year Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. The theme is ‘Together for a better internet’ and Australia’s eSafety Commissioner is encouraging parents to mark the day by starting family conversations about online safety. You can download our Safer Internet Day resources at esafety.gov.au/sid and use them to start the chat

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Online Safety Educational Framework

2020 vision for online safety in Anglican Schools The framework is a blueprint for schools and online safety education in 2020.  This was released in at the eSafety Commissioner’s conference in October 2019 outlining framed positively but needs to be built on information about the risks, and protective and situational factors that increase the likelihood of harm. The framework underpins Child Safe Principle 8,

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eSafety Commissioner Children Under 5

Update – Big Ted’s Tech Tips! for 2020! The eSafety Commissioner’s Blog. What you need to know Quality of screen time matters We need to recognise not all screen time is the same. Australian guidelines outline no screen time for children under 2 and 1 hour a day for children up to 5. Recent research outlined by the eSafety Commissioner reveals

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Online friends and strangers

National Child Protection Week 2019 Research from the eSafety Commissioner shows 94% of parents feel their child’s online safety is important, however less than half felt confident to deal with online threats. To help parents and carers understand and deal with these issues, the eSafety Commissioner has a range of tools, tips and resources available. PARENTS / CARERS Soar with

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Cyber BYTES eBook1 2019

Updated Sections! A collected and updated version of Cyber BYTES issues released in 2017-2018 is now available.  This contains helpful hints for parents and students. Contents Include: click here Being Real Online  Your Digital Footprint  Dealing with Fake News Before You Post  10 Good Rules for Social Media  12 Security Tips for Everyone Online Gaming    Cyberbullying  Cyberbullying and the

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