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Safer Internet Day – start the chat!


Tuesday 9 February 2021

On Safer Internet Day the world comes together with a shared vision of making online experiences better for everyone.

In Australia, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) has the goal of empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online.

Start the chat is the theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day and below are links to some of the excellent resources, webinars and new research available from eSafety to support parents and carers.

As always, if you have any concerns regarding your child, your first point of contact is their Student Advocate.

We can all start the chat about online safety!

Mr Len Watson (Coolock) & Mr Matt Smith (St Mary’s), Pastoral Care Directors

Tune in to TikTok tonight

Tuesday 9 February at 7.00pm – tune in to watch eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant answer some of Australia’s top Tik Tok creators’ burning online safety questions.

Free webinars for parents and carers

These live webinars explore the latest research and they are a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online. All sessions are delivered by eSafety’s expert education and training team.

Digital lives of Aussie teens

The internet is an integral part of Aussie teens’ digital lives. This latest research provides a glimpse into the digital lives of teens, how they deal with negative online experiences, the types of information they need to stay safe online and the information sources that they trust. It also looks at the types of positive online behaviours in which they engage. The research is based on a survey of 627 teens aged 12-17 in September 2020.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) was created to help safeguard Australians at risk from online harm and to promote safer, more positive online experiences. eSafety achieves this through regulation, national leadership and coordination, research, and educational and awareness activities that promote online safety.

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