Students, parents to learn about online safety
YEAR four to six students, their families and local communities from Yackandandah, Osbornes Flat, Kiewa, and Tangambalanga will tonight attend an education and information session about cyberbullying and navigating the online world safely.
The team at Project Rockit is working with students from Kiewa Valley, Yackandandah and Osbornes Flat primary schools who have been successful in receiving funding from School Focused Youth Service and Indigo Shire Council to address the identified issue of cyber bullying and to empower students to make change.
The education sessions aim to equip students with an understanding of the online world young people often use and to take a stand against bullying.
“Having a greater understanding of the technology, the platforms and online is necessary to help students develop the skills and awareness to become respectful digital citizens and to develop resilience in both the online and offline world,’ Indigo Shire Council youth officer Sal Kimber said.
“It is imperative that we prepare students to be healthy digital citizens and this helps to protect their mental health, be respectful and to expect respect when they are online.”
Tonight’s free education session will be held at Yackandandah Public Hall at 7pm.
People can RSVP to Beechworth Health Service on (03) 5728 0200 or online through Eventbrite.