The role technology plays in our lives shows no signs of slowing down. And with the rise social media platforms, this role has moved well beyond the physical classroom setting. Knowing this, the concept of an eSafety policy is becoming increasingly common in schools.
All schools need a current eSafety policy. This will, not only, protect your staff and students but empower them in their roles.
An effective policy should include:
1. Establish a working group representing teachers, management staff and parents.
2. Consult all parties involved and make updates to reflect feedback.
3. Promote the policy throughout your school community.
4. Educate teachers, parents/carers and students to ensure their understanding.
5. Review the policy on a regular basis to ensure relevance in line with best practice from the eSafety Commissioner
Each state has guiding documents to help school develop their own eSafety policy. Review relevant documents to ensure your policy adheres to the requirements of your governing department.
Photos are a popular way to for schools and teachers to celebrate achievements, events and document activity. To help promote the safe sharing of images:
For more information, please refer to your governing bodies or the eSafety Commissioner