How can I help to keep my child safe online?
Digital media and technology is evolving at such a fast pace, bringing with it extraordinary opportunities as well as difficult choices for our children to make. On the positive side, young people are using the immense power of the Internet and mobile technology to create, connect, explore and learn in ways never before imagined. On the negative side, harmful behaviours aided by digital technology from cyberbullying to digital cheating are surfacing in schools and in homes across the globe. Young people face ethical challenges daily without a road map to guide them. And many of us, parents and teachers alike, are struggling with how to help children thrive in this brave new world.
Through ICT lessons, Digital Citizenship awareness days and the Learning for Life program, students regularly participate in a range of classroom discussions and activities based around issues of the Internet and social media safety. As part of these discussions, lesson topics include the following: protecting one’s online reputation, cyberbullying, internet chat and digital law.
At DBIS we take Digital Citizenship very seriously and believe in working together with parents to ensure we raise a generation of children who become smart, responsible, and respectful digital citizens.
The web links below provide excellent advice and resources for parents: