Our school has registered to take part in eSmart, a guiding framework for schools to manage cyber safety and wellbeing.
eSmart will help teachers, students and the whole school community embrace the benefits of technology and reduce our exposure to cyberspace risks such as cyberbullying, identity theft, online sexual predation and accessing or sending inappropriate images and content.
eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence.
Our work towards achieving eSmart status, will involve the whole school community – for example, we’ll be integrating cybersafety into our wellbeing policies, establishing clear procedures to deal with incidents, and delivering curriculum around the smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
All external links are intended for educational purposes only. Lyndhurst Secondary College is not responsible for questionable or controversial content/material that may be found on external sites. Parental supervision of children’s access to the Internet is highly recommended.
Learn about social media and esafety at school
Use the links below to learn more about services you (or your children) use and how to stay safe with them. There’s also resources to learn what to do when things go wrong and resolving them.
Facebook is a social networking site that allows members to connect and share with the people, places and things that they care about.
Twitter is a real-time information network that allows users to find information streams they like and ‘follow’ the conversation.
Minecraft is a construction game where players build block structures to protect against nocturnal monsters.
Tumblr provides a platform for users to share their artwork, writing, photos, audio and videos with a worldwide audience.
Snapchat is a mobile application that allows users to capture pictures and videos and send them as messages to other Snapchat users.
Kik is a smartphone messenger that connects you to people you want to talk to.
Instagram is a way to share your photos with friends and family. Take a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post it to Instagram.
Ask.fm is a social network where people can post questions and comments to other people’s profiles, with the option to be anonymous or not.