Student safety is paramount at Girls Grammar and the use of technology, both within the classroom and beyond, should align with the best practice and emphasise the judicious use of digital resources as a tool to enhance educational outcomes.
The School maintains various policies, protocols and practices for our students to ensure their online safety and the integrity of your home technology systems. We know that many parents have queries about ensuring their daughter’s safety while online. To maximise your daughter’s online safety the School recommends:
- using parental controls to monitor and control screen time and access to certain content
- being engaged, open and supportive. Keep lines of communication open and ask about your daughter’s online experiences
- setting rules for devices and online access
- familiarising yourself with the platforms your daughter uses.
Other resources include:
Digital Citizenship Institute—helps parents understand what children should know to use technology appropriately.
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner—provides information about keeping children safe while online.
iParent—a platform provided by The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner where parents can learn about the digital environment and how to support children to have safe and enjoyable online experiences.
The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN)—a national policing initiative of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. This online system allows the public to report instances of cybercrime and provides advice to help recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime.