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 […]

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 […]

Online Safety Right Now

This article first appeared in Anglican Focus on the 23rd of January 2020. 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Hunting

The Hunting The Hunting is a 4 part miniseries which was created in partnership between the eSafety Commissioner and SBS. This story is an examination of a teen nude photo scandal and its impact on four teenagers, their teachers (school) and families. This was created with the eSafety Commissioner in conjunction with SBS targeting the issues of Image Based Abuse […]

Parents and Carers Advice

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (OESC) is the Australian authority for responding to online matters Check out the new parents and carers section of the eSafety Commissioner’s website. This contains straight forward advice on the big 6 issues (pornogrphy, grooming, sexting, time online, gaming and cyberbullying) and has another section with advice about online basics and taming technology.  OESC […]

A ‘How to’ guide for screen time controls

Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Day is near! Your children may have already written a wish list to Santa, and at the top of nearly every child’s Christmas list is some form of gaming device. Below are a list of methods for controlling your children’s screen time throughout the holidays. Live by example Children look up to their parents therefore it’s […]

Educate and Engage

Anglican AIDE: Application Internet Device Educate and Engage your Child As parents and carers, we are the custodians of our family’s online environment, but this can be a challenge due to distractions, fear of the unknown rhetoric, ‘techno guilt’ (worrying about what we do/don’t do or allow) and often changing and sometimes contradicting advice.  Consider navigating the online world using […]

Anglican Schools eSports Exhibition QUT 2018

QUT eSports Exhibition Kicks off Anglican Competition Congratulations to Matthew Flinders Anglican School for winning the inaugural 2018 Anglican Schools eSports Exhibition! The competition was held on the 28th November at the QUT Arena, Australia’s first university gaming arena. Congratulations to all participating teams you were all truly wonderful ambassadors for your school!  The cheering, the laughter, the teamwork, the resilience […]