Cyber Safety is an integral part of our Learning Technologies program at Milgate PS. Students from Foundation—Year 6 are taught how to use technology and the internet in a safe and responsible way. Cyber safety is a team effort between the student, family and school.
Many of our older students participate in Social Networking sites on the internet as they interact with their friends which usually happens outside of school hours. They also engage in other internet activities and interactive gaming apps. All of these activities are part of being in a global world and can be used in a variety of positive or negative ways.
The Digital Technologies curriculum “...encourages students to be discerning decision makers by considering different ways of managing the interactions between digital systems, people, data and processes (information systems) and weighing up the possible benefits and potential risks for society and the environment.” (VCAA Digital Technologies Curriculum Rationale 2019)
At Milgate PS all students will participate in the ‘Cyber Safety Project’ to ensure that students are equipped with tools they will need to become 21st Century Digital Citizens. The Cyber Safety Project works with our community by: engaging with students in Year 3—6 through an incursion, providing Staff with Professional Development and a Curriculum Portal, as well as presenting an after school Webinar to parents. Through their participation in the Cyber Safety Project, all Milgate PS students will be provided with the space and time to learn and understand the way that they can connect and interact safely through digital platforms, devices, sites, apps and gaming networks.
Each year we hold an information session for parents to provide them with up to date knowledge of social networking sites, Apps and online games. These sessions will also aim to help parents assist their children in using these sites positively and safely.
Please click on the links below to find out how you and your child can be Cyber Safe at home and at school.
eSafety for Kids
eSafety for Parents
eSafety for Schools
Resource for Parents
Cyber Bullying | Guide for Parents