Safety first online

By Tate Papworth

Pupils at Emmaus Catholic Primary School are doing their best to make the internet a safer place.

The school took part in Safer Internet Day last week and senior school leader Laura Chamberlain said there were lessons for all.

“It’s about every adult, every child and every one of us coming together to use the internet respectfully, safely and cautiously,” she said.

“It’s a day to discuss how we can deal with inappropriate things on the internet responsibly.”

Pupils, parents and teachers came together and participated in a range of activities before enjoying a morning tea.

Ms Chamberlain said the strong turnout was a clear indication that everyone was on the same page when it came to internet safety.

“The strong participation tells the students … and parents of Emmaus that we are here to guide and support them in being safe and responsible when using the internet.

“The internet is our present and our future and we are glad everyone was here to help guide us in making good choices and making the internet a safer place for everyone.”

Before inviting parents into their classrooms to discuss ways to stay safe online, pupils at the school made posters with messages, promoting internet safety.

Safer Internet Day is a worldwide education opportunity, sponsored by the eSafety Commissioner of Australia.

For more information visit: www.esafety.