Welcome to Trafalgar High School
From the Principals Desk 24/05/2013
Several weeks ago as part of our cyber safety and eLearning program all Year 7 & 8 students, staff and invited parent and community representatives participated in information sessions run by Mr Greg Gebhart.
At Trafalgar High School we continue to take an active and pro-active approach in educating our students to be empowered with tools and knowledge to protect themselves. Cyber safety is an ongoing and very serious issue where students can fall victim to the dangers of the internet.
I would ask parents/caregivers to continue to keep the conversations and dialogue open with your children to ensure wise use of new technology. Recently we have noticed the use of a range of apps that are or a very negative nature and expose students to confronting and socially negative situations. Parents should check with their children which apps they like using and discuss their use, possibly risks and safety checks. Any questions, our welfare team are available to discuss more fully. Here is the link to the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA) for further information. www.cybersafety.gov.au.
- 75% of 14 to 17 year olds have accessed their social networking services through a mobile device
- More than 60% of 12 to 13 year-olds have witnessed cyber bullying
- 87% of 14 to 15 years olds have a mobile phone