Student Safety in the Digital Age is a new and continuingly evolving
issue.

Group Quiz:
  1. Who owns here a mobile phone?
  2. Who has sent a message to a friend or other person that was not nicely worded? (saying things that upset them)
  3. Who has received a message that offended them?

Statistics from the ABS 2006 for 14-17 year olds
  1. 82% of own a mobile phone.
  2. 69% of use is texting

Cyberbullies - 60 Minutes clip
http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=444908

Strategies to help STOP Cyberbullying

Block the offender
  • MSN in the help menu
  • Facebook in can be reported
  • MySpace block at the bottom of the page
  • Mobile Phone report to your service provider
Let your parents know and if related to the school, let your school know.

Passwords
Don't tell anyone your password
Change your password very few months
Use numbers and symbols - takes longer to by-pass

Other Tips
Don't respond to malicious texts or e-mails or messages
Save evidence Report cyber bullyingDon't give out personal details online - like exact locations, full name, age etc

Curriculum Resources:

http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/assets/files/CyberSmart_Scope.pdf


Support Sites:

Kids Help Line:1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelponline.com.au
Life Line: 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.com.au
NetAlert – Protecting Australian Families Online:
1800 880 176 or visit www.netalert.gov.au/
Internet Health and Safety Rescources and Teaching:
Essential Resources for Cyber Safety: www.cybersafeworld.com
Tom Wood's Complete Guide to Stopping Cyber-Bullying: http://thewoodverdict.blogspot.com
The National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB) is a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities including the emerging issue of cyber safety.
NCAB is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. www.ncab.org.au
03-96070666.