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Year 6 | eSmart Week 2nd-6th September

29 August 2019

 

National eSmart Week see communities come together to encourage everyone to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology. It creates awareness, solutions and ideas for community education on issues of cyber safety, bullying and wellbeing online, and offline.

Children are the greatest beneficiaries of the digital era and are learning to navigate the online world at a younger and younger age. We need to ensure our communities are equipped to teach children, and the whole community, how to benefit from online technology whilst being savvy and prepared for the pitfalls – cyber bullying, scams, fraud, exposure to predators and inappropriate content.

eSmart, an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, helps teachers and the greater community to best manage cyber risks and cyber bullying issues so students feel safer and supported. Also supports schools to embrace the benefits of technology while reducing childrens’ exposure to cyber risks, such as cyber bullying, online sexual predation, sexting, identity theft and fraud.

CCPS aims to create an eSmart school where everyone knows how to be smart, safe and responsible online and passes this information onto other children.

 Did you know? Have you checked your child devices lately?

Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher).
Snapchat has a minimum age requirement of 13 years old, and users who enter a date of birth under 13 can’t set up an account. 
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