‘CyberSafety’ – also referred to as ‘online safety’, ‘internet safety’, ‘e-safety’ or ‘digital safety’– is broadly defined as “the safe and responsible use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)”.
Cyber safety addresses a wide range of issues including:
- online privacy (including the use of privacy settings);
- online etiquette (or ‘netiquette’);
- personal information security (e.g. keeping personal information such as images and identifying details safe);
- digital footprints (sometimes referred to as ‘online reputation’);
- safe social networking;
- accessing inappropriate content;
- internet and device addiction;
- safety when gaming online;
- security tools and filtering software;
- digital fraud;
- online piracy; and
All students at PPPS participate in CyberSafety education. These lessons occur in the classroom and as part of the eLearning program. Students in year 6 work towards achieving their eSmart Digital Licence (an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation).