Posted on November 27, 2015
This morning our Year 5 and 6 girls and boys participated in a discussion on Cybersafety, presented by Christina Windisch, Barrister & Solicitor, and mother of Jack in Year 2.
Christina outlined the issues associated with misuse of electronic media, the importance of understanding that users leave a ‘digital footprint’, and then outlined legal issues such as the age at which children can be held accountable and charged, definitions of bullying, harassment and stalking, and ultimately, the consequences for deliberate misuse. Her key point of ensuring that electronic communication is used with positive intent, and the importance of blocking and reporting those who offend, was carefully considered by our boys and girls.
We were most appreciative of Christina’s presentation and the time that she gave us.