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
Disciplining your sensitive child
by Michael Grose on April 18, 2019 at 1:56 am
Disciplining sensitive kids is usually never straightforward. Sensitive kids, those creative, empathetic types who generally wear their hearts on their sleeve and take even the slightest criticism personally need to be handled with care. It’s […]
Children’s birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?
by Amelia Williams on April 10, 2019 at 3:00 am
Practical strategies to help children deal with rejection and disappointment. The post Children’s birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation? appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]
Daily lessons in resilience for kids
by Michael Grose on April 5, 2019 at 1:49 am
Recently, I saw a mother give a simple, yet profound resilience lesson to her three year old. The toddler fell into his dog’s bowl, saturating his t-shirt and giving himself a fright. His mum quickly helped him saying, “Oh well!” […]
Helping your kids through the end of daylight savings
by Bronwyn on April 4, 2019 at 2:05 am
The end of daylight savings isn’t something that often fills parents with joy, despite the promise of “extra time” for sleep. In reality, a child’s biological clock doesn’t automatically change with your household clocks. […]
by Michael Grose on March 24, 2019 at 10:23 pm
Kids of all ages are excellent at wearing down the resistence of a parent who denies permission for them to go somewhere due to lack of safety or suitability concerns. Unfortunately many kids use annoying methods such as: repetition (Can … The […]