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Digital Citizenship

​Digital Citizenship is about being confident, positive and responsible when engaging in digital technology.  The 3 core guiding principles to be a responsible digital citizen are:


• ENGAGE positively
• KNOW your online world
• CHOOSE consciously


At Murrumba State Secondary College we aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge to use digital technologies safely to investigate, create, communicate and operate in the digital world.  Posters like the “Tech Rules” for iPads and designing learning opportunities around cybersafety, cyberbullying and the eSmart program are all initiatives that aim to improve student’s understanding and knowledge of being a digital citizen.

Cybersafety

Cybersafety is a very important aspect of being safe as a digital citizen.  The Australian Government's Cybersafety Help Button provides internet users, particularly children and young people, with easy online access to cybersafety information and assistance available in Australia.

It offers counselling, reporting and educational resources to assist young people deal with online risks including cyberbullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.  This button is on all Education Queensland devices and as a parent/guardian, you can download this button for your child’s device by visiting https://www.esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting/cybersafety-help-button.
There is a range of information and resources for parent/guardians to access by following the below links:
 

Cyberbullying

There is growing awareness in Australia of the harmful impact cyberbullying can have on young people.  Cyberbullying is bullying behaviour that is carried out, using digital technology, including internet, email, or mobile phones.
There is a range of resources below that outlines what parents/guardians can do in regards to cyberbullying.
 

eSmart program

Murrumba State Secondary College has registered to take part in eSmart, a guiding framework for schools to manage cybersafety and wellbeing. It is an initiative of the The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence.
 
eSmart will help teachers, students and the whole school community embrace the benefits of technology and reduce our exposure to cyberspace risks such as cyberbullying, identity theft, online sexual predation and accessing or sending inappropriate images and content.  The implementation of the eSmart program will involve integrating cybersafety into our wellbeing policies and delivering curriculum around the smart, safe and responsible use of technology. More information is available at - http://esmart.org.au/

Students are able to independently obtain a digital licence through eSmart.  The Digital Licence helps students to be smart, safe and responsible when they’re texting, emailing, using social media, playing games, watching music clips or researching on the internet.  More information is available at - https://www.digitallicence.com.au/