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The Momo Challenge: How you can help your school community

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about the Momo Challenge, a deadly online game that’s been scaring the daylights out of students - and parents - around the world. The object? To  drive players to self-harm or suicide with the threat of making their private information public

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Students filming fights: How should schools respond?

When it comes to students filming fights on or off-campus, the result can be a knockout punch for community wellbeing.

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The Momo Challenge: What schools need to know

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about the Momo Challenge, a deadly online game that’s been scaring the daylights out of students - and parents - around the world. The object? To  drive players to self-harm or suicide with the threat of making their private information public.

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What exactly can - and must - schools do to keep students safe online?

Across Australian states and territories, there is a growing consensus that educators have a duty of care to protect students from online harm, just as they do in the offline world.

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College tackles bullying beyond the school gate

Adding to the 600 schools that Family Zone Education Solutions currently has, a recent article published in The Educator Online covered the roll-out in Coomera Anglican College on The Gold Coast in Queensland.

 

Launching today, Coomera Anglican College will be one of the first schools on the Gold Coast to take a whole of College approach to online safety, making Family Zone available to all families from Preparatory to Year 12.

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Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use classroom technology


Integrating technology into the classroom can have huge benefits. But it’s not always straightforward. 

- guest blogger Brendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University

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"Educating children on responsible internet use vs banning mobile phones from school - have you done your research?"

The Internet is a part of our everyday lives, not just for mum and dad, but increasingly for children of all ages, too.

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"You can't stop students using the powerful computers in their pockets"

"You can't stop students using the powerful computers in their pockets," notes the director of IT at England’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth School.

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Parents grade schools on ICT

An overwhelming majority of Australian adults, 86%, believe it’s important for schools to teach information technology skills, and two-thirds agreed that technology was making a positive contribution to education, according a national survey by Monash University published last week.

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Tech savvy - or digitally literate? How Australian students are measuring up

Results from the latest national assessment round of ICT skills (information and communication technology) show that being a whiz on SnapChat and Instagram won’t prepare today’s students to face a digital future.

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