We are eSmart
Our school is proud to announce we are officially an eSmart school.
At Victoria University Secondary College, we are dedicated to supporting our students and families. We need to ensure we are providing safe and supportive learning environments, free from bullying, harassment and violence.
We have a number of programs and initiatives in place at Victoria University Secondary College that counter bullying. In 2017 Victoria University became an accredited eSmart school. eSmart, an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, helps teachers to best manage cyber risks, bullying and cyber bullying issues and incidents so that students will feel safer and supported at school.
This is a framework that sits across the entire school – teachers, students, parents and the school community – and it is embedded into the school through our curriculum implementation, our leadership development and practice, our technology systems as well as in our wellbeing programs.
Please visit the Bullying. No Way! website (www.bullyingnoway.gov.au) for practical advice and information to help students, parents, teachers and other members of the school community to work together against bullying.
We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.
We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyber bullying or risky online behaviour, please contact the Principal or our eSmart coordinator.
eSmart – a community of schools committed to teaching the smart, safe and responsible use of online technology. An initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.
A new online resource for parents was recently launched by The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. This resource provides guidance and strategies to inform you in how to keep your children safe online.
A link to the resource can be found here: https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent.
Any person may report cyber bullying to The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner here: https://esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting/cyberbullying-complaints/i-want-to-report-cyberbullying
Check out reword – a free tool to help young people rethink the impact their words have on other people: http://reword.it/#/