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
Language of independence building
by Michael Grose on February 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm
Families always develop shared language around the values that have strong meaning for them. If independence and self-sufficiency are important then it will be reflected in your family’s proprietary language. In fact, it’s through shared […]
Unearthing kids’ strengths for happiness and success
by Michael Grose on February 1, 2019 at 12:45 am
Personality strengths—our character—play a big role in helping us build our talents. Think about anyone who has built a talent and imagine if it could have been done without character. Imagine Einstein without curiosity, The Beatles without […]
Top five parenting tips for this year
by Michael Grose on January 25, 2019 at 12:02 am
The start of the year is a great time for making changes and improvements to the way you raise kids. The trouble is, our good intentions towards change often become derailed around March, and we return to our default mode … The post Top five […]
Preventing childhood bullying
by Michael Grose on January 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm
Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence. The recent efforts by a father in Ohio, USA to hold his child accountable for bullying is commendable, even if the technique he used is questionable. Matt […]
Benefit mindset: Beyond a growth mindset
by Michael Grose on January 14, 2019 at 12:00 am
The impact of the mindset work of Carol Dweck has been profound. Since she published her book ‘Mindset’ in 2006 there’s barely a school in the developed world that hasn’t been touched by its methodology. Parents now remind their […]