DIGITAL PLATFORM HELPS PARENTS
A BANKSIA Grove school is helping parents support their children with issues such as cyber bullying and internet addiction.
Joseph Banks Secondary College offers access to digital wellbeing platform SchoolTV, which provides parents with expert information and support about various problems their child may face.
Learning support co-ordinator Anita O’Brien said it was the first public school in WA to introduce the initiative that was aimed at helping parents raise safe, happy and resilient young people.
“It’s designed for parents to inform them and empower them in relation to their adolescents,” she said.
“They enjoy the fact we’re talking about these issues and offering professional support for them.”
The website features psychologist and author Michael Carr-Gregg, along with professionals from organisations including Headspace, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and universities.
Parents can watch videos, read fact sheets, take a quiz and access links to resources to understand issues their child may be facing and how to help.
Parents can access the platform via the school’s website and newsletters.
Year 10 students Rachael Woodcock, Brooke Pattinson, Courtney Bell, Acting Principal Liz Smith, Jacinta Buckland, Kayla Woodcock and Donna Sanju.