Welcome to the Ivanhoe Grammar School Cyber Safety site. This website is a fine resource for parents and I express my sincere thanks to Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for his willingness to scrutinize the contents of the site and proffer his insightful comments. His subsequent endorsement is a great source of pride to the School.
Our School is focussed on educating the whole student in and beyond the classroom so they can successfully live and work in the 21st Century. An essential communication tool for us all is the electronic medium. In particular social networking via electronic means has become an integral part of many people’s interactions with others, especially amongst younger age groups. This is predicted to increase as the means of human interaction in the future. It is important that our Students are aware of how to responsibly utilise all the benefits that modern technology can offer, both now and in the rapidly changing future.
This website and the resources it provides for all – Parents and Students – is designed to support the development of cyber safe actions and attitudes. I gratefully acknowledge the support of Ivanhoe Parents, who participated in several discussions sessions at each of our Campuses. Our aim has been to put appropriate information on the site to assist in ensuring that our children are safe online and also to provide a place of reference for Parents and other adult community members. We hope and anticipate that this resource will be used by other communities like ours wishing to develop a similar approach.