Safer Internet Daydeveloper
Safer Internet Day is an initiative supported by the Australian Government eSafety Commissioner. On Tuesday 8 February at the Preparatory School, boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 participated in discussions, activities and experiences with their class exploring what it means to be safe online.
Safer Internet Day’s theme this year is calling for everyone to play it safe and fair online. The message of the day is that everyone has a responsibility to make life online enjoyable by being kind and respectful to each other. This is a theme that we uphold and promote regularly with the boys at Trinity Grammar School.
Here are some quotes that the boys wanted to share about how we can stay safe online:
“We have to make sure that we never share our passwords with other boys.” Vino Li (3M)
“We need to make sure that we don’t open up any sites that are inappropriate.” Liam Koh (4S)
“It’s important when you’re learning online not to be distracted by different tabs and other things.” Kerry Chen (5O)
“Make sure you know who you are speaking with online, if you don’t know them in person, they are not your friend.” Ethan Koh (6M)
“Always stay near an adult when you’re on your iPad.” Isaac Malas (2C)
“To stay safe online you need to be kind to others.” Jacob Button-Kwon (1K)
We encourage you to have a conversation with your son about what playing it safe and fair online means to them. It is important to consider what this looks like in a home and school context. If you would like further information about how to support your son to be safe online please visit the eSafety Commissioner’s website – https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents
Richard Lever | Deputy Head of the Preparatory School