Keeping our kids safe online is now more important than it has ever been!
Keeping our kids safe online is a constant worry for parents, with this in mind, we recently participated in a professional learning program titled: ‘Online Risks and Protective Factors Course with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner‘. The course discussed, in great detail, the latest online safety research case studies, and teaching strategies for educators to integrate into their programs.
The presentation has been tailored to students from Grade 2 and above and covers the following topics.
- Accessing inappropriate content
- Unwanted contact, catfishing and grooming
After discussing these issues with both our students and their parents we realised that 95% of our students are either gaming, on social media, or online in one form or another – now more than ever with during a lockdown.
Parents suggested that the information they learned from the presentation should be released to families outside of our classes and we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from both the kids and their parents and carers.
We are now offering the presentation to the general public, particularly since the children have said that as a result of the presentation they are now being much more careful when online, which is exactly what we wanted to hear!
The aim is that a family can watch, pause, and discuss topics with their children in their own time.
Alice Hennessy, parent of Alex said,
“Sam has managed to bridge the gap for kids and parents where I felt there was a huge divide. I felt that previous sessions I had attended were so different to what the kids were being shown I felt out of my depth on how to discuss this with my children – Sam you have made a huge impact on such a hard topic.”
What you get for $15
A 50-minute video of the presentation including audio descriptions and commentary will be available online.