After the tragic consequences of the recent incident in Geelong that apparently had links to cyberbullying, here are some websites that teachers and students may like to know about. Jo Robinson, from Orygen Youth Mental Health Services suggests:
- Reach Out
- MoodGYM (which uses game playing to teach good decision making and other skills).
Other resources include:
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- SANE helpline 1800 187 263
The Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has a Cybersafe Classroom page while the Australian Media and Communications Authority has developed cyber(smart:) resources for students (of all ages), parents, schools and libraries. ACMA also offers Internet Safety Presentations.
There was also an article in Saturday’s Age that might be of interest to teachers and parents.