← Digital Thumbprint by Optus

BCC partnered with Optus to train students and teachers over 2 days about the digital world and the impact it can have on our lives. Students in Years 5 to 9 looked at a wide range of topics including the advantages of a positive online presence, knowing the facts needed to stay safe online, how to create strong passwords, enabling privacy settings on social media and understanding just how easily and far things can spread when shared on the internet. 

Digital citizenship themes such as discernment, privacy, empathy, cyber-safety and connectedness were interwoven throughout the workshop.
Parents were informed on some of the applications (apps) their children might be using, how they could pose a risk to their child, what to look out for and strategies to prevent negative situations.

The Digital Thumbprint program has been developed by significant leaders in the digital education world including Dr Michelle Blanchard (Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre), Dr Mark Gregory (associate professor at RMIT University) and Ben Peters (Digital Literacy Co-Ordinator).
It is our intention to continue to provide students and teachers with learning opportunities through the year and beyond. Stay tuned for more events on this topic later in the year. For further information please see the eSafety Commissioner webpage  https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents 

Mr James Marsman