The use of technology in our society is increasing at an almost exponential rate. With this increase comes the challenge of managing technology at home. With the influx of a ‘screen culture’ many parents are looking for advice.
Here are three great informative websites that provide parents with not only the facts, for example the age of access to different social media sites, but also provide some helpful hints.
At O’Connor we will also be using these websites as part of our Pastoral Care Program.
www.esafety.gov Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner leads online safety education for the Australian Government and protects Australian children when they experience cyberbullying by administering a complaints scheme.
www.commonsensemedia.org Common Sense Media
Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
www.acma.gov.au Australian Communications and Media Authority
The ACMA is a government agency responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radio communications and telecommunications. It contains a wealth of information. By searching ‘parents’ or ‘teenagers’ etc. lots of helpful facts and information can be found.
Student Device Information – Chromebooks
In 2023 O’Connor Catholic College joined the Catholic Schools Office’s School Chromebook program. This program initally provides all Year 7 and Year 10 students with a Chromebook. The rollout to all year groups will follow and all chromebooks come with technical support from the school. In order for our students to be given the best opportunities in learning it is important that we keep up with the latest technology. Students receive an updated chromebook every three years.
Any questions contact Mr Mark Harris (ICT Coordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org