Office of the eSafety Commissioner
The eSafety Commissioner (OESC) is Australia’s authority for all online matters.
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The following sections are managed and updated constantly by the eSafety Commissioner’s Office. However if your child is being threatened, or physically at risk contact ‘000’ and for counselling services contact kidshelpline.com.au or 1800 55 1800.
eSafety’s parent guides
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner offers free parent sessions over the year which you can do from the comfort of you own home. Sessions run 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Keep an eye out here or school parent groups 50+ can be arranaged through your school champion:
Topics offered in 2021:
- eSafety’s parent guide to online gaming
- eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps
- Helping kids thrive online (ages 5-12)
- My house, my rules (30min)
- Tech, Teens and time online (regarding ages 12-18)
eSafety’s parent guide to
cyberbullying and online drama
- Tuesday 9 February 7.30 to 8.30 pm
- Wednesday 10 February 12.30 to 1.30 pm
- Wednesday 10 February 7.30 to 8.30 pm
- Monday 15 February 12.30 to 1.30 pm
- Monday 22 March 12.30 to 1.30 pm
Anglican Schools Commission
Cyber Bytes has moved to a more frequent Newsletter Format sent to schools Online Safety Champions. The new formatted news letters contain sections for:
- Primary Students
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Champions (School Chmapions of change)
The Anglican Schools Commission”s Online Safety Advocate participates in the Trusted eSafety Providers overviewed by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner to ensure quality online safety education and who have had their online safety content endorsed by eSafety Commissioner’s Office.
Anglican Schools Commission Parental AIDE Sessions
Parent AIDE Sessions 2021
Started in 2018 the Anglican Schools Commission offers two types of school parental sessions covering up-to-date cyber safety issues affecting their children. The program is designed to assist parents to tackle complex issues using the AIDE Principle: Applications, Internet, Devices, Engage and Educate your child!
The AIDE Principle session is followed up with Parental Q & A session 2 to 3 weeks after the main presentation.
These can be tailored to fit the school’s needs, for example holding drop in sessions with your child’s device!
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The Online Safety Guide has been produced in multiple languages by the eSafety Commisioner.
Participating Anglican Schools have a Online Safety Champion to represent their school in the Anglican Schools Commission Online Safety Champion Network. Champions are nominated by each school because they fulfil important roles in driving each school’s online safety quality improvement agenda and efforts (such as eSmart Schools planning, implementing and sustaining). Speak to your schools Administration and find out who your school’s Cyber Safet Champion is today!