Jan. 20, 2020
In a world where technology is moving at a fast pace, it is more important now than ever to teach online safety in schools.
With consideration to the 'Online Safety Curriculum Connections' on the ACARA site and our ever-increasing globalised digital society, Australia should be thinking about ways they can enrich their curriculum to teach a deeper understanding of online behaviour in their lessons. Students need the knowledge and scepticism to evaluate new developments, regardless of what device they are using.
Our Education for a Connected World Framework document complements the Digital Technologies curriculum, which covers the principles of online safety for Early and Primary years of schooling, with progression in the content to reflect the different and escalating risks that students face. Many themes are covered such as self-image and identity, online relationships, online bullying etc.
Well, this is where Purple Mash can help you.
Oct. 1, 2019
In a time where the digital world is vast and forever accessible, it is easy to lose track of what kind of content your child is accessing online. Children are becoming increasingly tech savvy, so much in fact that it makes it hard for parents to keep up.
If you're in need of tips and advice on how to keep your child safe online, you've come to the right place.
2Simple have published a free guide entitled Parenting in a Digital World, to help parents educate their children about safe internet use and guide them towards becoming responsible digital citizens. You can download the guide here.
The advice has been divided for children from the age ranges of 5-7 and 7-11 years, highlighting the risks of the internet and the best strategies that parents can use to ensure that their children are aware of the risks involved and how to avoid them. The aim is to help parents to empower their children to make their own, informed decisions about their online activity.