Last week Windrose Academy held a round of internet safety assemblies for students in key stages two and three. The assemblies focused on balancing the privilege of access to technology and the inherent responsibility to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe while online.
Students were introduced/reminded of the SMART rules and were treated to a role play that tackled the common misconception that sharing some information is not that bad. Students were interested to learn how even sharing something that you might consider insignificant can lead to exposure to inappropriate materials or the hacking of your computer and/or accounts.
Our students were also introduced to the WA Student Internet Policy that outlines our ten golden rules for staying safe online. They took the contract home to discuss with parents and sign (please remind your child to bring in the signed contract in order for them to have full access to all WA equipment).
As a final point, children were introduced to Google’s Be Internet Awesome campaign and the launch of an online safety 3D game that can be played on every console with internet access.
We also made sure to reach out to all parents via the Innovation Newsletter that shared some of the lessons learned during the assembly, but more importantly, provided you with three state-of-the-art parental control solutions and suites. Please follow up on this to ensure that your child is as safe at home online as they are here at Windrose.