Tuesday 8 February is International Safer Internet Day and in 2022 the theme of the day is ‘Play it Fair Online'. Safer Internet Day is a worldwide event that raises awareness about online safety and encourages everyone to help create a better internet.
Information on this vital aspect of laptop use has been discussed during the Tara ICT Orientation program for Year 7. In addition, the girls are working during their orientation to raise awareness within their Mentor Groups, reminding young people to take care of their digital footprint (such as engaging in the appropriate use of social media) and being fair to all online.
Resources and links for both Junior and Senior School parents to access in order to support their children to engage in safe and appropriate internet use are available from the eSafety Commissioner via the link HERE.
This Safer Internet Day 2022, the eSafety Commissioner will also be running free webinars that will look at “how parents and carers can support young people to have safe and respectful online relationships - what to do if things go wrong.
The aim of the webinars is to provide information regarding:
Helping children to ‘thrive’ online
Starting conversations with your child about their online friendships and positive Ways to deal with changing relationships
Where to seek help if your child is involved in a cyberbullying incident.
The webinars will include case studies, research and targeted advice so you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences.
Celebrated in 150 countries, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission. In Australia, the eSafety Commissioner is responsible for managing and promoting Safer Internet Day.
We look forward to continuing to support Tara girls in their online journey – as safely and as fairly as possible!
Kate Miller - Senior School ICT Integrator & PDHPE Teacher