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Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing

The College encourages parents to seek information and support for their child as required.

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Being Cybersafe

Keilor Downs College uses the Internet and digital technologies as teaching and learning tools. We see the internet and digital technologies as valuable resources, but acknowledge they must be used responsibly.

We are an accredited eSmart school and promote school-wide positive behaviours which include expectations based on three rules applicable to the safe and responsible use of digital technologies:

  • Fair Learning – working to your full potential and allowing others to work to theirs
  • Fair Treatment – understanding the rights of all
  • Safe and Secure – use of sensible behaviour inside and outside the classroom

Keilor Downs College holds an annual eSmart Week in Term 3 providing students the opportunity to actively practice and test their knowledge and skills in all things cybersafe.

Students and families also play a part in maintaining a safe online environment. Parenting in an increasingly complex digital world means the more ways we support children to navigate the online environment, the more equipped young people will be.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides real support on eSafety issues and information on online applications which may be interest for KDC parents, students and families.

Visit https://esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/esafety-issues

A short ‘Screen Smart Parent Tour’ module is available to parents to provide practical steps to help your child explore safely and manage online issues when they arise.

Visit https://esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

Other useful cybersafety websites include:

Parenting Ideas with Michael Grose

Parentingideas follows a parenting Australia approach for child development, to help you successfully raise confident, happy and resilient kids.

They have plenty of positive parenting ideas to remove the trial and error from raising children.

Visit the Parenting Ideas Blog

Who is Michael Grose?

Michael Grose is Australia’s #1 Parenting Educator (and Dad to three adult children who have all successfully flown the parent nest), the author of 8 parenting books, appears regularly on television and radio.

Michael has an education background, and holds a Master of Educational Studies with research into what makes healthy families tick. Michael has also conducted over 1,500 parenting seminars over the last two decades.


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