Wantirna Primary School takes Online Safety very seriously. At the beginning of every year all students sign an internet agreement and as part of our ICT curriculum we educate students on how to surf the internet safely and how to stay safe online. Wantirna Primary School believes that cybersafety is extremely important and educating students on cybersafety helps to keep students safe online.
More information on Cybersafety can be found at www.cybersmartkids.com.au
The following resources from the Federal Government also provide information for students, teachers, parents and the broader community about creating safe online environments. Access practical information to make your home and school cyber safe places.
NetAlert is part of the Australian Government's ongoing commitment to providing a safe online environment for all families, especially children.
Bullying No Way
Bullying No Way aims to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected, valued, and free from bullying, violence, harassment and discrimination.
Here's a way to remember how to be cybersmart.THINK will help you stop and think before you act.
Tell your Mum or Dad if you see something online that upsets you, or if something makes you feel unhappy. You can also talk to a trusted adult like a teacher: they can help.
Hide your password. Only ever share it with your Parents- never with your friends. Someone could go online pretending to be you and do something that will get you into trouble.
Interesting website can be fun. Check with Mum and Dad if a site is okay to use before you visit. Sometimes they can set up a good list of sites just for you.
Be nice to people you talk to on the internet and phone. Name calling or being mean is not cool, look out for yourself and others.
Keep your special personal information safe.Never give your real name, address or phone number to anyone you don't know in the real world. use a nick name in chat rooms or when you play games on the computer.
As a school we've taken THINK on board and all of the school was involved in the creation of our THINK posters, which can be viewed in our Senior School building or in the library. Below is a selection of some of the incredible posters created by our students.