Shocking level of child exposure to bullying, grooming and explicit content online
Dear School Community,
We hope this newsletter finds you in good health and high spirits. In an increasingly digital world, it's essential to address the growing concerns of child exposure to online threats such as bullying, grooming, and explicit content. The safety and well-being of our students are paramount, which is why we are excited to introduce the CyberSchool Cyber Safety Programmes.
The Alarming Reality:
Recent reports highlight the shocking extent of child exposure to cyber threats. Girls, in particular, are suffering, with 43% reporting incidents of cyberbullying. Additionally, as many as 42% of young boys and 27% of girls have engaged with strangers online, increasing their vulnerability. More than one in four children (26%) have encountered disturbing online content in the past year, including sexual or violent materials. [Read the full article by clicking the link below]
Empowering Students and Parents:
It's clear that we need to educate both students and parents to ensure safer online experiences. Too often, children aged 10-12 are handed mobile devices without adequate guidance on protecting themselves online. CyberSchool has developed a comprehensive range of Cyber Safety Lessons tailored to different age groups:
2nd to 6th Class students: Equipping younger students with essential online safety skills.
1st to 3rd Year students: Providing age-appropriate cyber safety education.
Self-directed TY Courses: Empowering older students to take charge of their online safety.
Support for Parents and Teachers:
We understand that parents and teachers play a crucial role in ensuring the online safety of our children. However, the rapid pace of technological change can be overwhelming. That's why all our school programs include a dedicated Parent and Teacher 30-minute course. This course offers valuable insights into how adults can protect themselves and their children online.
Start Early, Stay Safe:
At CyberSchool, we believe that it's never too early to start teaching our kids about online safety and privacy management. By signing up with CyberSchool, your school can take a proactive step towards creating a safer online environment for students and their families.
Join us in promoting a safer online learning experience for our students. Together, we can empower the next generation to navigate the digital world securely.
To get started with CyberSchool, simply sign up today. Let's work together to make the online world safer for our children.