Workshop Topic – Summaries
Managing Your Digital Footprint
Presented by Mark Gregory
Every person that uses the Internet has a digital footprint – a record of what you do on the Internet. This record of Internet interaction is a digital footprint and is built over time by organisations that want to know about you. A digital footprint might be used by a marketing company to identify what online purchases you have made so that targeted advertisements appear on webpages that you visit. Criminals might use a digital footprint to attempt identity theft and fraud. The session will cover how a digital footprint occurs and how to manage your digital footprint.
Sleep and Screens
Presented by Dr Sarah Bluden
Television viewing and the effect on sleep in children has been widely investigated and negative impacts have been found. The latest literature regarding the impact on sleep and general health of screen usage in adolescents suggest that these effects include directly replacing and interrupting sleep time, the use of screens, rather than other activities, to create “down time”, the effect of screens and light on sleep physiology, and the negative effects of inappropriate content before sleep time
This workshop will present evidence and then open discussion into how:
- Can we work with this generation of media savvy teenagers, to minimise the impact on their sleep and general health.
- Do we assist parents to set limits that are e healthy and reasonable but also achievable?
Presented by Greg Gebhart
This session is a follow up to the keynote address with an in depth look at the FREE resources and programs provided by the ACMA to schools to assist them to become Cybersafe schools. Participants will be taken on a guided tour of the Cybersmart web site with many of the resources demonstrated including DVD resources, programs for primary and secondary students as well as students with learning disabilities and how to find and use resources relating to lesson plans and policy development. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions and engage with one of Australia’s leading Cybersafety experts.
Presented by Robyn Trevyaud
In recent years, schools have increasingly been on the ‘front line of being online’ managing the fallout from digital dramas; managing the right response to inappropriate content; dealing with threats to their staff and students and maintaining their safeguarding obligations. iKeepSafe’s Generation Safe™ provides tools and resources to protect youth online, increasing schools’ digital confidence while protecting them from risks.
Generation Safe™ helps schools holistically integrate digital literacy into curriculum and policies, guiding stakeholders through all phases of cyber incident management – with the ultimate goals of preventing incidents and potential litigation while creating a vibrant, tech-healthy staff and student body.
Cybersafety Resources for Schools
Presented by Robyn Trevyaud
Today young people use the immense power of the Internet and mobile technologies to explore, connect, create, and learn in unique ways. But issues that emerge with this 24/7 “connected culture” – from identity theft, to cyberbullying, to uncertainty about which information to trust online begs the question: when do they ‘Cross the line’? This metaphor can be used to explore, the choices, consequences and experiences youth face through the lens of values.
Digital citizenship curriculum resources provide educators with opportunities to empower their students and school communities to be safe, responsible and savvy as they navigate their digital worlds.
Violent Video Games & Aggression
Presented by Dr Wayne Warburton
Video games are a powerful teaching tool – they are engaging, interactive and repetitive. However what they teach is crucial to children, whose brains are wiring up furiously in response to the things that they experience, both in real life and the media. Video games that teach vital skills, or promote pro-social behaviour and healthy lifestyle choices, can greatly benefit children. However there are now increasing concerns about video game addictions, and scientific evidence has converged to link violent video games and aggressive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This talk will review the evidence and provide concrete advice to parents and professionals.
eSmart – Implementing a Whole-School Approach for Positive Change
Presented by Jeremy Blackman
This workshop is solutions focused and will address what your school can do to help make young people and parents smart, safe and responsible users of technologies. In addition to contextual facts and figures, the workshop will also work through common cyber-scenarios schools face and how to effectively deal with them. It will outline all the key components needed to help make your school eSmart - including the drafting or reviewing of policies, engaging parents and much more. Participants will leave feeling more confident to either continue their school’s good work or in fact start work in this important area.
What Educators Need Sponsored Workshop – Best Enemies – Youth Led Strategies on Cyber Safety
Presented by Ross Bark
The session will present an engaging and thought provoking film and workshop about safe online relationships, cyber safety, online privacy, girls and relationships and risky behaviour.
Real Laws for the Cyber World – What Educators Need to Know
Presented by Brett Lee
This presentation will assist the professional educator in understanding their digital world rights and responsibilities within the legislative framework. Revealing the laws that may apply to us in the cyber world whether Federal and/or State will arm us with the knowledge to know where we stand and what is required from us when interacting in a cyber-world. What are our legal responsibilities and considerations? when at work, when at home, when dealing with our peers, when dealing with students, when posting information in our private sites, when representing the organisation, when we believe we are communicating privately. This presentation will reveal that just like in our offline world the laws we are governed by and our rights are also present online. Whether for ourselves or our students being armed with this legislative knowledge will protect us both in our professional and private worlds.
Helping Young People to Make Good Online Decisions
Presented by Tena Davies
This workshop will provide teachers with practical ways to help raise cyber awareness and promote responsible online behaviour with their students. It will explore how best to engage young people to reflect on and change their cyber behaviour. The concept of cyber citizenship will be explored and practical resources for promoting this in a school setting will be offered according to their developmental stage and gender. By the end of this workshop teachers will learn the key principles of implementing effective cyber safety strategies and programs within their school.
Problematic Internet Use & Addiction
Presented by Dr Philip Tam
There has been increasing concern in the public, the media, and in stakeholders such as teachers and school counsellors, around the challenging and rapidly-evolving field of Problematic Internet Use (PIU) in young people, particularly teenagers. Commonly dubbed ‘Internet Addiction’ or ‘Cyberaddiction’, it has emerged as a potentially major public health concern in some countries, and controversy continues as to its status as a genuine ‘mental health condition’, and on how best to assess and to treat it. In his presentation and interactive workshop, Dr. Philip Tam will outline the development of the concept of PIU, and outline practical strategies on assessment and treatment.
Presented by Melissa Sevil
ThinkUKnow is a cyber-safety program is aimed at bridging the knowledge gap that exists between adults and young people which it comes to the internet and mobile technologies and to encourage a more open dialog between them. ThinkUKnow is a partnership between AFP, Microsoft and is proudly sponsored by ninemsn. Our presentations are aimed at parents, teachers and carers, exploring how children are having fun online, how to help protect them and what to do if things go wrong. The presentation covers cyber bullying, sexting, online grooming, scams, identity theft and other issues and is supported by online resources through our website thinkuknow.org.au.
Central to our program is the concept that we are a partnership between industry and policing. Our presentations are delivered by volunteers, one from the AFP and one from industry, either Microsoft or ninemsn.
We utilise the experience of our volunteers, working in fields relevant to these issues, to deliver a informative and engaging presentation.