Taming Technology

Parents often remark that they would like to know more about their child’s use of technology. Additionally, many parents ask for help once a challenge emerges for their child online. In partnership with parents, we all want our young people to have productive, safe, and beneficial experiences online.

We are committed to keeping our School community safer online. Through a collaboration with the eSafety Commissioner, Australia’s independent regulator for online safety, senior leaders and teaching staff from Girls Grammar are piloting a professional learning module to provide guidance on key issues such as cyberbullying and image-based abuse. The online module will soon be rolled out to educators nationally to support primary and secondary school students. We are very proud that our staff are involved in this safety initiative and value our relationship with eSafety to promote safer, more positive online experiences for our community and across Australia.

In Term 3, eSafety is presenting live webinars to give parents the knowledge, skills, and tools to support their children to have safe online experiences. Their expert Education Team has designed webinars to help parents learn about popular apps and online sexual harassment.

Are you interested in using parental controls but are not sure how to go about it? eSafety has a video that explains the purpose of software tools and options for parents. Parents are encouraged to get involved so that their child learns how to make sensible and positive choices. Parental controls make it easier for your child to disconnect from screens at bedtime, make it harder for strangers to connect with your child online, and easier for parents to check what their children are doing online. You can also learn about creating family tech agreements, parental controls, and how to have challenging conversations with your child at the eSafety website.


eSafety Webinar: Popular apps

Learn about TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube and help your children stay safe online.

This webinar is designed for parents of young people aged 8 to 13.

It will cover:

  • case studies, research, and targeted advice
  • ways of supporting young people to have safe, enjoyable online experiences.

Term 3 dates (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Monday 1 August—12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Tuesday 16 August—7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Thursday 25 August—12.30 pm to 1.30 pm


eSafety Webinar: Online sexual harassment and image-based abuse

Help your teens stay safe by learning how to deal with online sexual harassment and image-based abuse.

This webinar is designed for parents of young people aged 13 to 18.

It will cover:

  • the difference between online sexual harassment and image-based abuse and how to report online sexual harassment to social media companies
  • how to report image-based abuse (non-consensual sharing of intimate images) to eSafety and when to report it to police
  • where to get support if you feel upset or worried about something that has happened online.

You can invite your teen to the webinar or share the resources in the webinar package with them.

Term 3 dates (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Monday 5 September—12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Wednesday 7 September—7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Ms Melinda Egan
Dean of Students