There have been some very disturbing reports of inappropriate content on social
media targeting young people and displaying content of a graphic and violent nature.
As a 1:1 iPad school, St Luke’s reguarly reminds and explicitly teaches our students
about the importance of vigilance and safety in relation to social media. Our devices
at school are protected and typically students cannot access anything that is
disturbing. However, cyber criminals are using more and more deceptive techniques
to ‘trick’ young people into areas or viewing images and content that they should not
be viewing. This can also happen when there is inadequate supervision of devices
and apps that children are accessing. We would strongly encourage our parent
community to continue to be proactive and closely monitoring the technology use of
their children. Last week I included some valuable information from a cyber safety
expert and would highly recommend those who didn’t view the link to do so this week.
Below is some further information regarding social media use and digital citizenship
and the long-lasting effects on a student's reputation misuse can cause.https://stlukescapalaba.qld.schooltv.me/newsletter/social-media-and-digital-reputationWith the school holidays next week, I have also included some practical and helpful
information in the link below regarding internet addiction, how to see if your child is
addicted and strategies to assist if you are concerned.