eSmart is a long term change program designed to educate, track, monitor and prevent bullying and cyberbullying.  eSmart Schools is tailor-made for schools and designed to effect change in that specific environment

Online Gaming

As a parent/carer it’s important to know that when your child subscribes to an online service for gaming, such as PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live, then they are almost certainly going to experience some form of online interaction with other people.  This can be through messaging applications pre-installed on the console or via voice and ‘party’ chats.

It is a good idea to always have gaming consoles that are connected to Wi-Fi in a visible place in the home, such as a family room.  Be sure to check in on what games your child is playing as some games, such as the popular Fortnite, are rated M in Australia due to violence and online interactivity.  Such games are also often free to download and play.

You can check what games have been downloaded onto your child’s gaming console by checking the email that is connected to the subscription.  If something doesn’t look right, be sure to question it.

At Roslyn Primary School we recommend that you have open and honest conversations with your child about the use of digital technologies.  This may require you to take the time to play games with your child and get a feel for whether they are appropriate or not. 

eSafety Commissioner’s

The eSafety Commissioner website provides guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games, and strategies for keeping your people safe online.

It’s worth thinking about how the photos and information you post about your child, will become part of your child’s digital footprint. 

The eSafety Commissioners website contains quick guides to popular social media sites and apps.  Find out how to protect your child’s privacy settings, the age restrictions for social media sites and how to report cyberbullying or abuse.