Being cool online

Students achieve their best at school in safe and supportive environments, where they are free from bullying and disruptive behaviour. We put a big emphasis on making sure we provide a great environment for our students – one that promotes tolerance and is inclusive, harmonious and free from bullying.

We can work towards this goal through education in the classroom, intervention in the playground and a focus on promoting positive behaviours.

However, with the rise of social media, bullying now occurs online, as well as in person.

Cyberbullying is just as harmful as face-to-face bullying, and online actions can have offline consequences.

In the lead up to National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (20th March), students in years 3 - 12 are encouraged to participate in an online quiz hosted on the Bully Stoppers website, where they will learn more about how to be good net citizens and go into the draw to win an iPad as well as other prizes for their school.

The quiz will be launched on Safer Internet Day (10th February) and is open until 3rd March.  Students, teachers and parents will also be given the opportunity to Live Blog with Clinical Psychologist, Andrew Fuller on Tuesday 10th February, where they can ask questions and learn more about ‘Netiquette’.

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