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 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:
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.