Cybersafety at Oatlands Primary
Students today are growing up in a digital world. They are increasingly using digital technologies to learn, socialise and communicate. At Oatlands Primary School, we recognise that it is essential for our students to be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to
navigate the online world safely. Oatlands Primary School has full eSmart accreditation. The eSmart program is an initiative run by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, designed as a cultural change approach to improving cybersafety and reducing cyber bullying in schools and homes. At Oatlands Primary School, we take reasonable steps to protect our students from any harm that may be encountered within the online learning environment, including:
- Holistic policies, processes and programs that reflect the teaching and learning practices of our school, as well as the safe, responsible and respectful use of online and digital technologies.
- Creation of clear processes and practices to manage classroom and online behaviour and response to any incident that may arise.
- Curriculum planning and documentation that explicitly teaches safe, responsible and ethical online behaviours.
- Implementation and awareness of our school’s policies, processes and programs throughout the Oatlands Primary School community.
- Full eSmart sustained accreditation.
- All students sign an Acceptable Use Agreement and Google Apps for Education consent form, these can be viewed
What is a Digital Footprint?
At Oatlands Primary School, all students learn to protect their own privacy and respect others’ privacy. Our digital world is permanent and with each post, students are building a digital footprint. By encouraging our students to reflect, pause and think before posting online, they will consider how what they share online can impact themselves and others.
Below are a list of parent resources that include available suggestions, resources and tips for ensuring a safe, secure and respectful online environment exists within the home environment as well.
iParent - Here you can find guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.
Office of the eSafety Commissioner - The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
Think U Know Australia - ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong. Presentations are aimed at parents, carers and teachers and young people from grades 3-12.
Bullying No Way! - The Bullying No Way! website for Australian schools is managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group which has representatives from all states and territories, including the Catholic and independent schooling sectors.