Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing
The College encourages parents to seek information and support for their child as required.
We would recommend the following spaces:
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.
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.
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.
From the ParentingIdeas Blog
Developing emotional intelligence in children
by Michael Grose on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 am
Ever told a child to calm down only to see their emotions escalate instead? Kids, like adults, need to recognise their feelings before they can regulate their emotional state, and that’s not easy. Emotional recognition is a complex process that […]
Make your compliments count
by Michael Grose on October 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Ever notice how small hinges can swing really big doors? It’s a reminder that it’s the smallest things we do in our families that often have the biggest impact. One way you can maximise your impact on your family’s wellbeing … […]
Teach boys the processes of independence
by Michael Grose on October 1, 2018 at 12:20 am
If you want your kids to become independent, first you need to teach them the necessary skills. Being able to dress themselves, make a snack, look up a bus timetable and make a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that … The post Teach boys […]
Teach kids not to jump to conclusions
by Michael Grose on September 23, 2018 at 11:00 pm
Many children jump to conclusions when an unpleasant situation occurs, thinking and acting impulsively rather than thinking rationally before reacting. (This is not just the domain of kids, by the way!) While these snap judgements may be justified, in […]
In the heat of a parenting moment
by Michael Grose on September 17, 2018 at 1:50 am
We all do and say things in the heat of the moment that in retrospect make us cringe. That make us go “What on earth was I thinking?”. That fill us up with regret. Here’s a case in point. Recently, … The post In the heat of a […]