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
The power of saying yes to kids
by Michael Grose on December 10, 2018 at 1:51 am
Saying no is part of the deal when you’re a parent. With some age groups, (yes, two year olds and fourteen year olds, I’m talking about you) it can seem as if no is on automatic recording. It’s exhausting, not … The post The […]
Giving kids social scripts
by Michael Grose on December 3, 2018 at 3:07 am
Recently, I heard my adult daughter rebuke a male friend who told her that she’d lost weight. “You just can’t say that,” remarked my daughter. Realising his mistake this young man said, “Okay. Sorry. What should I say […]
When you have a worrier in your family
by Michael Grose on November 26, 2018 at 2:50 am
Do you have a worrier in your family? Do you have a child who worries or over-thinks things? If so, it’s worth remember that rumination is the ruination of a peaceful mind. If you’ve ever spent a sleepless night worrying … The post […]
Handling a teenager’s outburst
by Michael Grose on November 19, 2018 at 3:15 am
How would you respond to this parenting challenge – a teenager’s outburst? You are a parent of a 15 year old boy and you don’t want to him to go to a Saturday night party. He puffs out his chest, … The post Handling a […]
Insightful questions to ask teachers at end-of-year interviews
by Michael Grose on November 19, 2018 at 3:00 am
An informative parent-teacher interview can give you a wonderful insight into your child’s academic performance, work attitude and social abilities. It can provide valuable information to assist your child next year to continue his or her […]