Cybersafety

Your child has never known the world without the internet. Now more than ever we need to be informed about how to educate children about cybersafety.

St Catherine of Siena is an eSmart school. We are dedicated to providing up-to-date information to students, teachers and parents about using computers, devices and the internet in a safe an appropriate manner. The school operates using all-in-one touch screen desktop computers, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards.

All students and parents must read and sign a Computer Use contract in order for students to use technology at St Catherine’s. Students from years 3-6 also use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and BYO iPads. Student use is regularly monitored by teachers using a program called Hapara, linked to the students’ GAFE accounts.

Cybersafety is regularly discussed with students and they participate in activities such as the Budd:e Cybersafety Program (Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2013) and eSmart Digital Licence (The Allanah and Madeline Foundation).

St Catherine's Information Technology Policy. St Catherine's Positive Climate Policy that includes the management of Bullying and Cyberbullying incidents.

If you would like more information about the safe use of technology, please refer to:

The website of the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner The ACMA parents' guide to online safety