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National CyberSecurity Awareness Week

CyberBullying is a fast growing epidemic that affects us all. Left unsupervised, our students can be exposed to nasty online content, as well as becoming victims of bullying and harassment. National CyberSecurity Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about protecting ourselves in this digital age.

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At Coomera Anglican College, we are running an eSmart Week parallel to NCSAW 2013. Students from across the College will take part in a competition, assembly presentations, class discussions, Habits of Mind activities and a survey between the 20 May and the end of term.

Students will also delve deeper into what it means to be an eSmart school. An eSmart Schools accreditation is a formal display of rigour and accountability in the eSmart / CyberSafety space. Schools must show evidence of compliance in domains such as policy and effective school organisation. This video explains the eSmart Schools strategy.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Week

National Cybersecurity Awareness Week is in full swing. Events across the country are underway to help Australians—kids, parents, businesses, teachers, schools and seniors—learn about practical ways to stay safe online.

While each of the events take different themes and tackle a diverse range of issues, ten fundamental tips are being promoted across the week for our safety.

  1. Install and update your security software; set it to scan regularly.
  2. Turn on automatic updates on all your software, particularly your operating system and applications.
  3. Use strong passwords and different passwords for different uses.
  4. Stop and think before you click on links and attachments.
  5. Take care when transacting online – research the supplier and use a safe payment method.
  6. Only download “apps” from reputable publishers and read all permission requests.
  7. Regularly check your privacy settings on social networking sites.
  8. Stop and think before you post any photos or financial information online.
  9. Talk with your child about staying safe online, including on their smartphone or mobile device.
  10. Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online – download the Government’s Cybersafety Help Button.

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