St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Cyber-safety is in at St. Paul’s Lutheran

2-5 cyber safety webIt was a very colourful Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran this week – rainbow colours streamed from every direction, and these were matched by the rainbow socks, coloured hair bands, and balloons tied conspicuously to mark the occasion. It was Cyber-Safety Day – a day to mark being aware of the importance to staying safe while online.

Now that St. Paul’s has introduced a one-to-one iPad program, the children are online more than ever, using current digital technologies to enhance their learning. But hand in hand with the technology is the need to teach awareness of safety issues, and that was what Cyber-Safety Day was all about. Students attended presentations about how to stay safe; teachers received Professional Development about the issue – even parents and carers were catered for, as the sessions continued into the evening.

The children are now far more aware of the need to keep themselves safe, even in the digital environment they now find themselves in. And that can only be a good thing.