The eSafety Commissioner’s most recent blog, COVID-19: an online safety kit for parents and carers, has links to good resources. So too does the COVID-19: keeping schools and learning safe online blog which includes tips on using social media and online collaboration platforms. Our Commissioner has also penned two open letters to Australia’s school principals and teachers and Australian’s parents and carers.
eSafety help for students
Young & eSafe is practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online. Stay safe online and have good vibes.
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Click here to find guides about apps you may use to help keep your data and maintain your privacy. Stay safe online and have good times not bad ones.
Reach Out website contains practical help for everyday issues affecting youth. Check it out.
A mobile friendly help section. Select what you need from online counselling to info guides.
Being Positive online is important. Check it out and let technology help you and not take over your life.
Those who witness cyber hate and bullying don’t have to tolerate it. Bystanders can have a positive impact. By simply sending a private message of support to the affected person helps. Locate the report abuse button and submit. Seek help and notify a responsible adult who can help more. Remember for all life threatening matters you need to call police on 000 and get help from an adult.
Balancing screen time
Mobile devices (phones and tablets) are making it easy for you to stay online 24 hours a day.
The eSafety Commissioner highlights it is important for you know how to disconnect from being online, as spending too much time online maybe harmful.
A poor digital reputation can affect your friendships, relationships and even your job prospects, so it is very important that you are aware of what picture you are painting of yourself online and protect your digital reputation today.
Make a Positive Digitial Reputation
2020 Anglican Schools and QUT will host the Queensland High Schools Esports League!
We have come a long way since the 2017 eSafety Commissioner’s Conference “Online Safety On the Edge” where, it was identified that esports is rapidly expanding. Now the average age of a gamer is 33 years old.
1. You need to take notice of game classifications.
2. Be careful of how you are interacting online, and who you are interacting with. People may not be who they say they are. Do not give out personal details.
3. Take breaks, be careful of what you eat and avoid sugary drinks!
4. Manage your screen time no gaming at least 2 hours before your usual sleep time!