Burlington Superintendent's Blog

Growing Up Online – A Presentation for Parents – October 4 at BHS

This post is from Principal Sullivan at BHS
Cybersafety is one of the most confronting issues for teachers, parents and of course students. It is the number one non-academic problem that schools have to tackle, often on a daily basis. Whereas most of the inappropriate behavior occurs at home, schools are responsible for trying to sort out the mess when a student’s online behavior affects their relationships within the school community.
Children today have access to and are accessible by many millions of people worldwide via the vast array of websites, applications and online-games. Other identified dangers include exposure to inappropriate content, cyberbullying and harassment, ‘sexting’ and identity theft. Teens are often not aware that their words and or photos, which may have been intended for a small audience, sometimes find their way to a larger one, often with both the unexpected and undesirable consequences.
Burlington High School takes the issue of Cybersafety education very seriously and is taking a proactive approach by affording parents the opportunity to be informed about the serious nature of this issue, and I have much pleasure in inviting you to a Cybersafety Presentation for parents. This presentation will be held on October 4th in the Burlington High School Auditorium. This presentation is suitable for ALL parents, regardless of the age of your son or daughter and will be delivered by an internationally recognized expert on this issue, Susan McLean.
More information is below and more Information about Susan McLean can be found at www.cybersfetysolutions.com.au
I strongly encourage your attendance at this very important evening. As parents, you have a very important role to play in the minimizing of cyberbullying and harassing behaviors online and this presentation will assist you to develop CyberSafety measures for your own family to ensure that your children remain as safe as possible when using the fabulous technologies available to them.
kEePiNg SaFe iN cYbErSpAcE :-

 

Susan will have copies of her best-selling book, Sexts Texts and Selfies – How to keep your child safe in the digital space.” (Penguin Books) for sale on the night. $20 Cash only.