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| EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS 2 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 9DOXH \RXU FKLOGȇV ȴUVW VFKRROLQJ H[SHULHQFH Traditions, culture, values and connection underpin a Gippsland Grammar education starting in the Early Learning Centre, continuing into the primary school years and then on to secondary and VCE. And it enables a smooth transition through each of these important phases of life. The best education is more than what happens in the classroom, according to Gippsland Grammar head of Bairnsdale Campus, Virginia Evans. “At Gippsland Grammar students are immersed in an environment of rich learning experiences which really do set them up for life, whether it’s taking part in a house sporting event, participating LQ D UHȵHFWLYH )HOORZVKLS DW 7KH $EEH\ RQ 5D\PRQG Island, learning to spell a tricky word or playing with friends in the playground with respect and compassion, it is about individual growth,” Mrs Evans said. “Our students are not just students they are our future leaders and worth the investment.” Gippsland Grammar will celebrate its 100th birthGD\ QH[W \HDU DQG LWȇV LPSUHVVLYH WR UHȵHFW RQ WKH impact the independent school has had on the community throughout the generations. “Over many years the school has created many valued traditions, she said. One such tradition that, in the minds of current students, has become more of a rite of passage, is having a buddy. The Gippsland Grammar buddy program brings children in the kindergarten or Early Learning CenWUH WRJHWKHU ZLWK \HDU ȴYH VWXGHQWV DW WKH MXQLRU campus. 5HODWLRQVKLSV DUH IRUPHG DQG WKH WUDQVLWLRQ LQWR school is seamless. The buddy hat parade is just one of the activities within the buddy program. It’s an activity of so much value and learning, fostering cooperation as well as all of the school’s values of compassion, leadership, excellence, respect and responsibility. Together, little students and big students work to create special hats which they wear and parade for the whole campus. Gippsland Grammar’s Bairnsdale Campus provides an excellent beginning for local children as they embark upon their education. Vacancies currently exist in the three-year-old as well as four-year-old Early Learning Centre programs and the foundation class, which are all tailored to meet the learning needs of young students. “These early years are crucial years of intellectual, social, spiritual and physical growth,” Mrs Evans said. “Quality education is our priority. Our students DUH HQFRXUDJHG WR EHFRPH ȵH[LEOH FUHDWLYH DQG adaptable thinkers who are global citizens navigating change in a fast-moving world.” )RU IXUWKHU LQIRUPDWLRQ DERXW *LSSVODQG *UDPmar’s Bairnsdale Campus located on Bullumwaal 5G :\ <XQJ LQWHUHVWHG IDPLOLHV DUH LQYLWHG WR FRQtact Mrs Evans. Gippsland Grammar’s Garnsey Campus in Sale caters for students in year seven through to year 12. It is the only boarding school east of Melbourne’s suburban fringe and is a home-away-from-home for students from East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Victoria’s High Country and the Latrobe Valley. *LSSVODQG *UDPPDU \HDU ȴYH VWXGHQW $OH[DQGHU &ROOLQV DQG KLV EXGG\ ;DYLHU &R[ DW the Easter Hat Parade. *LSSVODQG *UDPPDU (DUO\ /HDUQLQJ &HQWUHȇV +DQQDK %RRWK DQG KHU \HDU ȴYH EXGG\ $\OD %XFNOH\ HQMR\LQJ WKH (DVWHU +DW 3DUDGH ZKLFK LV QRZ MXVW RQH RI WKH WUDGLWLRQV WKH OHDGLQJ LQGHSHQGHQW VFKRRO ERDVWV 7KH UHODWLRQVKLSV IRUPHG ZLWK WKH EXGG\ SURJUDP FRQWLQXHV IURP WKH (/& KHOSV ZLWK WKH WUDQVLWLRQ WR SULPDU\ VFKRRO DQG ODWHU LQWR VHFRQGDU\ VFKRRO <RX FDQȇW XQGHUHVWLPDWH WKH SRZHU RI IHHOLQJ FRQQHFWHG DQG WKDW VHQVH RI EHORQJLQJ DFFRUGLQJ WR +HDG RI %DLUQVGDOH &DPSXV 9LUJLQLD (YDQV CONSIDERING NAGLE COLLEGE FOR 2024? year are due by Friday 26 May. please visit www.nagle.vic.edu.au/enrolment/enrolment-process or contact our Registrar, Mrs Sharon Williams at 5152 9984 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 Hope Avenue, Bairnsdale | 5152 6122 | email@example.com | nagle.vic.edu.au
EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS | 3 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 Prioritising mental health at Nungurner Primary In 2023, Nungurner Primary School has been fortunate to employ a mental health and wellbeing leader under the Department of Education’s Mental Health in Primary Schools program. (PPD :ROHQEXWWHO KDV MRLQHG WKH WHDP DVVLVWLQJ WKH VFKRRO WR EXLOG LWV NQRZOHGJH DQG XQGHUVWDQGLQJV RI WKH UROH WKDW DOO VWD FDQ SOD\ LQ VXSSRUWLQJ WKH ZHOOEHLQJ QHHGV RI LWV VWXGHQWV &KLOGKRRG PHQWDO KHDOWK LV QRW VRPHWKLQJ XS XQWLO QRZ WKDW LV RIWHQ VSRNHQ DERXW +RZHYHU FKLOGUHQȇV PHQWDO KHDOWK FKDOOHQJHV DUH UHODWLYHO\ FRPPRQ ZLWK DERXW RQH LQ VHYHQ FKLOGUHQ H[SHULHQFLQJ D PHQWDO KHDOWK GLDJQRVLV LQ DQ\ PRQWK SHULRG DQG DQRWKHU SHU FHQW VWUXJJOLQJ ZLWK V\PSWRPV WKDW LPSDFW HYHU\GD\ DFWLYLWLHV 1XQJXUQHU 3ULPDU\ 6FKRRO LV WDNLQJ D SURDFWLYH DSSURDFK WR FDULQJ IRU WKH ZHOOEHLQJ QHHGV RI LWV VWXGHQWV $OO VWXGHQWV SDUWLFLSDWH LQ WKH UHVSHFWIXO UHODWLRQVKLSȇV SURJUDP ZKHUH VWXGHQWV GHYHORS WKHLU XQGHUVWDQGLQJV RI UHVLOLHQFH ULJKWV DQG UHVSRQVLELOLW\ 6WXGHQWV OHDUQ WR LGHQWLI\ WKHLU HPRWLRQV SUREOHP VROYH DQG DUH HQFRXUDJHG WR EXLOG WKH UHVLOLHQFH WR FRSH ZLWK OLIHȇ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ungurner Primary School has employed a mental health and wellbeing leader under the Department of Education’s Mental Health in Primary Schools program. Enrolments are open for 2024 Call the school office on 03 51552712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tour All families are welcome! ZZZ ODNHVHQW FDWKROLF HGX DX 7RȰHʃȱʑɠ Ʉɏ DɭʕȲʑɃɏ Book your personalised school tour Modern, spacious, flexible learning spaces. INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED 100% Unlock Your Child’s Potential! We are a family run,Australian owned and operated company, providing you with a complete solution for your education needs. Office Choice Bairnsdale P: 5153 2775 A: 71 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale W: bairnsdale.officechoice.com.au Office Choice Bairnsdale have a large range of early education products, ready to unlock your child’s learning potential.
| EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS 4 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 Luca St Brendan’s Primary School Q1 - When I grow up I want to be an architect because I want to design a house. Q2 - What is your favourite thing about school? My favourite thing about school is STEM because we make boats, sherbert and robots. Indie St Brendan’s Primary School Q1 - When I grow up I want to be a teacher because I love kids. Q2 - My favourite thing about school is STEM because we get to do cool experiments. 1. What do you want to be when you grow up ? 2. What’s your favourite thing about school? PRIMARY SCHOOL VOX POP Ivy St Brendan’s Primary School Q1 - When I grow up I want to be a VFLHQWLVW EHFDXVH Ζ ZDQW WR ȴJXUH RXW WKLQJV LQ VSDFH DQG ȴQG FXUHV IRU QHZ diseases. Q2- My favourite thing about school is writing because you can share your ideas and personality. Winter St Brendan’s Primary School Q1 - When I grow up I want to be a marine biologist, because I would ORYH WR VWXG\ VHD DQLPDOV DQG ȴQG GLHUHQW VSHFLHV RI VHD FUHDWXUHV DQG maybe become a really famous marine biologist. Q2 - My favourite thing to do in school is doing laps on the oval because I love to talk and play with my friends when I do laps, I also love to laugh at my friends. Alexander St Brendan’s Primary School Q1 - When I grow up I want to be in the navy because I want to stop the war. Q2 - My favourite thing about school is play time because you get to play with your friends and play downball and games. Benji Lakes Entrance Primary School Q1 - I want to be a mechanic, a ȴVKHUPDQ D EDVNHWEDOO SOD\HU DQG D YouTuber. Q2- I love P.E, S.T.E.A.M, art and playtime. FOUNDATION TO YEAR 10 ENROLLMENTS NOW OPEN At Bairnsdale Christian College, we want every child to grow and develop to their full potential in every aspect of their lives. Here, your child will enjoy the best possible start, thanks to our: Г 6PDOOHU VFKRRO FRPPXQLW\ FODVV VL]HV Г 3HUVRQDOLVHG OHDUQLQJ VXSSRUW IURP FDULQJ H[SHULHQFHG WHDFKHUV Г 3URYHQ WUDQVLWLRQ SURJUDPV Г 9DOXHV GULYHQ FXOWXUH DƬRUGDEOH IHH VWUXFWXUH )RU PRUH LQIRUPDWLRQ RU WR ERRN D SHUVRQDO JXLGHG VFKRRO tour, call (03) 5153 0079 RU YLVLW www.bccs.vic.edu.au /LNH DQ HQUROPHQW IRUP V FKRRO LQIRUPDWLRQ SDFN" 6FDQ WKLV QR code. (1 5156 3232 455 Nungurner Road, Nungurner email@example.com nungurnerps.vic.edu.au • RESPECT • RESILIENCE • RESPONSIBILITY • KINDNESS Please call us for further information on our PREP Transition program.
EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS | 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 Sophie Bairnsdale Christian College Q1 - A chef and a teacher Q2 - The Living Project, maths and writing Anastasia Bairnsdale Christian College Q1 - A doctor and a vet Q2 - Handwriting Chloe Lakes Entrance Primary School Q1 - I just want to be myself. Q2 - I love playing with my friends at school. Seth Bairnsdale Christian College Q1 - A welder and YouTuber Q2 -The Living Project (veggie garden) Hunter Lakes Entrance Primary School Q1 - I want to be a footy player for Hawthorn. Q2 - My favourite thing about school is snack and lunchtime I like to eat and play. Shyloh Lakes Entrance Primary School Q1 - I want to be a soccer player when I grow up. Q2- I like that our school has an awesome playground. Clancy Lakes Entrance Primary School Q1 - I would like to be a policeman or an accountant. Q2 -My favourite thing about school is playing tiggy, maths and spelling. Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood Victoria Ph: 03 5152 4662 - Fax: 03 5152 1792 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lucknow-ps.vic.edu.au We place a great deal of importance on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for your child. Our school values of respect, care, honesty, inclusiveness and commitment are to ensure your child can develop their full potential. VISION STATEMENT At Lucknow Primary School we aim to provide a welcoming community which values learning through shared responsibility. We seek to develop a caring environment in which we nurture confident, creative and resilient individuals who aspire to be the best they can. OUR PURPOSE IS TO INSPIRE CHILDREN TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL BY DEVELOPING: • A culture of learning based on positive relationships between students, staff, parents and the wider community. • Academic and social growth based on our values and learning focus. • Responsibility for being self-motivated lifelong learners. • A challenging curriculum appropriate to the needs of all students. • A caring, stimulating and happy learning environment, which fosters high standards of achievement and behaviour. • High expectations for all students to achieve their personal best socially, academically, physically and emotionally. LUCKNOW PRIMARY SCHOOL
| EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 W-sitting is when your child sits on their bottom with their knees bent, so their legs are splayed out on either side of their body, which looks like a "W" from above. When your child sits in this way, their base of support is wider and their centre of gravity is lower, increasing stability through their hips and trunk which makes it easier for them to play because they don't have to use their muscles to stay balanced. As a parent, you should be concerned if this is your child's preferred sitting position and you notice them sitting this way all the time. So what's wrong with W-sitting? Constant W-sitting may result in your child experiencing developmental delays RI ȴQH DQG JURVV PRWRU VNLOOV SRRU FRRUdination and balance, or delayed physical development in their muscles and joints. By sitting in this position all the time, they don't get to shift their weight from side to side, or achieve active rotation through their body. When your child is rotating their trunk and shifting their body weight around, they are developing balance reactions which they need as they grow. This allows your child to maintain balance while running or playing on the playground. The ability of your child to play from left to right and vice-versa helps them develop their ability to cross the midline which is very important for developing handwriting skills. Continued W-sitting may result in delayed bilateral coordination, which is the DELOLW\ WR HHFWLYHO\ XVH ERWK VLGHV RI WKH body together. If this is not developed as your child continues to grow, you may notice delays in skills such as skipping, throwing and kicking. A prolonged period of W-sitting also puts unnecessary stress on your child's developing hip and knee joints. Sitting in this position for excessive periods of time may lead to the shortening or tightening of your child's hip, knee and leg muscles and potentially weaken their developing core or trunk muscles. This may lead to "pigeon-toed" walking, and could increase your child's chance of back or pelvic pain as they grow. One study also suggests that W-sitting as a pre- schooler may increase the likelihood RI D FKLOG EHFRPLQJ ȵDW IRRWHG RQ ERWK IHHW (European Journal of Paediatrics, Chen KD, 2010). If you notice your child frequently moving in and out of W-sitting then you don't need to be worried. However, if you notice that your child always sits in this way, you will need to encourage and remind them to sit in other ways. If your child struggles to sit in any other way other than W-sitting, please consider making an appointment with one of our osteopaths for an examination and assessment. W-sitting cause and concerns Manage screen time Increased screen time is something we all face and while Australian guidelines for screen time for children was based on passive watching, the actual screen time useage is increasing rapidly as the online world becomes part of socialising, education and general living. Striking a balance, having a set of expectations and even a family plan for screen use are positive ways to start to navigate screen time use for children. Recommended screen time in Australia is based on the Australian National Physical activity and sedentary guidelines: Under two years old: Zero screen time (including watching television, electronic media, DVD's, computers and electronic games). 2-5 years: Less than one hour per day. 5-17 years: Less than two hours per day. This does not take into account screen time for educational use and with more and more schools taking learning online this screen time will only be increasing. What are some good guidelines to follow? 6FUHHQ WLPH DQG XVHDJH ZLOO EH GLHUHQW IURP IDPLO\ WR IDPLO\ DQG DJDLQ GLHUHQW IRU the ages of your children. Most important – kids model their behaviour of tech from what they see and the boundaries around screen time that is the family norm. Setting up good family guidelines around technology use early helps in later years. * Install parental controls so what they are accessing is appropriate. * Only use age-appropriate sites with high learning potential and not games. * Bookmark favourite sites you have introduced your child to so they only go directly to the sites they are interested in. * Sit with children so you can explain how you are navigating and what they are seeing. * Always have the device in an area where you are so you are able to see what they are doing. * Put a time limit on your sessions, instilling the idea of developing a balance to technology use early. * Avoid just-before-bed computer time as it can be stimulating and interrupt sleep. How much is too much? It's sometimes hard to know whether your child's increased online time and changes in behaviour are just developmental or whether there is a problem. Usually if you are observing that online time is interfering with other aspects of you or your child's life, then it's time for a discussion about expectations and time limits. Some behaviour changes to look out for: * General health and wellbeing neglected or reduced personal hygiene. * Isolated or withdrawn for long periods of time. * Appearing anxious or irritable when away from the computer. * Ongoing headaches, eye strain, sleep disturbance, excessive tiredness. * Obsession with particular websites or games. * Anger when being asked to take a break from online activity, negative changes in behaviour and declined interest in social activities like meeting friends or playing sport. * A decline in academic performance and failing to complete schoolwork. +RPHVFKRROLQJ FKLOGUHQ GXULQJ WKH &29Ζ' ORFNGRZQ VDZ D VLJQLȴFDQW LQFUHDVH LQ screen time usage. 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EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS | 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 Learn the basics with pocket money Pocket money is a great way to help children learn the basics of managing money. But how much pocket money you give, when you give it and whether you give it at all depend on your family circumstances and values. Giving pocket money to children DV \RXQJ DV IRXU RU ȴYH \HDUV KHOSV WKHP start learning about the value of money and money management. For example, when children get pocket money, they have to make choices about spending or saving. If they're saving, they'll learn about waiting for things they want. Pocket money can also help children learn about the consequences of losing money. Letting your children make a few mistakes – like spending all their hard-earned savings on fake tattoos instead of a cricket set – is part of the learning process. There are no hard and fast rules about when to start giving children pocket money. Your child might be ready to try managing some pocket money if they understand that: * They need money to get things from shops. * It's important to save money, and not spend it all. * Spending all their money today means there's no more until the next payment. How much pocket money depends on your circumstances and what you think is reasonable. As long as your child understands how much he'll get and how often, he can start learning how to use the money well. You can base your decision about how much pocket money to give on: * What household chores you expect your child to do. * What your family budget will allow. * How old your child is – for example, you PLJKW JLYH D ȴYH \HDU ROG SHU ZHHN DQG D VHYHQ \HDU ROG SHU ZHHN * What you expect pocket money to pay for – for example, if you expect it to cover things like transport, lunches and savings, you might need to give a little more. Pocket money could cover any of the following things: * Saving for a special game or toy. * Special outings like the movies. * Gifts for siblings and extended family members. * Lunch bought at school once a week. Letting your child manage their pocket money is a great way for them to develop a sense of responsibility and independence. Paying your children to do chores around the house is a complex issue. No single rule is right for every family. Some families feel that everyone should help with chores just because everyone is a member of the family. Also, linking children's chores to pocket money might lead to bargaining about how much chores are worth. On the other hand, some families feel that pocket money should be earned and not just given. And giving pocket money can motivate some children to do chores. If you do decide to link pocket money to chores, it's a good idea for the chores to be regular – for example, tidying up the bedroom daily or weekly, putting out rubbish bins each week, feeding the family pet each day, washing the car each week and so on. This gets your child into the habit of working to earn money. You could also consider not linking chores to pocket money, but paying extra pocket money for extra chores. If you choose to pay pocket money for chores, explain chores clearly so there's no confusion or bargaining about what needs to be done and when. Explain to your child what pocket money is for and what it isn't for. For example, if pocket money is to cover entertainment or food, agree on what kinds of entertainment are okay. It might help to write a list. Negotiate guidelines about how much money can go into saving, spending and donating. For example, you and your child might DJUHH WKDW \RXU FKLOG SXWV SHU FHQW RI WKHLU SRFNHW PRQH\ LQWR VDYLQJV SHU FHQW LQWR VSHQGLQJ DQG SHU FHQW LQWR GRQDWLQJ 3D\ ZKDW \RX FDQ DRUG UHJDUGOHVV RI what other parents (or your child) might say. Pay it on a set day. You might choose to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Set up jars to help your child divide their money – for example, one jar for spending on small things they want now and one for saving towards bigger things. Put saved money in a money box. As the level grows, it highlights the achievement of being a good saver. Try not to supplement pocket money or pay in advance – it's all about teaching your child to spend no more than they earn. Your child learns a lot by watching you and how you deal with money. Spending, saving or donating money – they're all chances to teach your child more about the basics of money management. As children get older, you can teach them about: * The value of money: the relative price of things. * Spending: accepting that money is gone once it's spent. * Earning: understanding that earning money can be hard work, but usually that's the only way to get it. * Saving: using short-term and long-term goals. * Investing: learning that you have the chance to earn more when you invest. * Borrowing: understanding the importance of repaying borrowed money. * Opportunity cost: understanding that when you use money to buy something, you give up the chance to buy something else with that money. 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| EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS 8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 High performing at Paynesville Paynesville Primary School has achieved High Performing School status with student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics, second to none. 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Integrated Family Services (IFS) is an important part of GLCH's work with East Gippsland's vulnerable families and young SHRSOH The IFS team can support and advise on improving relationships, parenting and household management skills, building problem-solving skills, and understanding \RXU FKLOG V GHYHORSPHQW 7KH\ FDQ DOVR help people access social activities and RWKHU VHUYLFHV VXFK DV FRXQVHOOLQJ ȴQDQFLDO counselling, housing support, maternal and FKLOG KHDOWK DQG \RXWK VHUYLFHV The Early Help program, for example, offers early support for families with emerging needs and removes barriers that often VWRS IDPLOLHV JHWWLQJ WKH VXSSRUW WKH\ QHHG "Evidence suggests that accessing the right support early will help families support the wellbeing, development and functioning of their family, avoiding more intensive services at a later stage," GLCH's family serYLFHV PDQDJHU %HQ &R[KLOO VDLG "The need for our services in the community has increased dramatically over the past few years stemming from drought right through to the cost-of-living crises we are all currently experiencing, and family services are a much-needed part of our community to help and support vulnerable FKLOGUHQ DQG \RXQJ SHRSOH Families are eligible for the program if they have children aged up to six years and are not currently engaged with child protection, statutory services or a case PDQDJHPHQW VHUYLFH Early Help ties in with the Tuning in to Kids and Tuning in to Teens parenting programs and the Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) project, which promotes inclusion and diversity for young people, all of which make up a package of almost 20 separate FKLOGUHQ V DQG IDPLO\ VHUYLFHV */&+ RHUV Encouraging people to pursue a healthy lifestyle, to live sustainability and eat well is a central focus of GLCH's health promoWLRQ WHDP The team is delivering vaping education to senior primary school students at local schools, discussing ways to prevent children and teens from vaping by spelling out WKH GDQJHUV DQG ORQJ WHUP KHDOWK HHFWV of nicotine and the chemicals in vapes and H FLJDUHWWHV They also deliver the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) program, which enables children to enjoy growing and cooking with their own healthy produce, as well as providing advice on healthy lunch ER[ RSWLRQV The SAKG project at GLCH's Children's Centre in Lakes Entrance plays a special role in helping children discover the joys of healthy eating and growing their food in KDQGV RQ DQG H[FLWLQJ ZD\V Vic Kids Eat Well (VKEW) is another initiative to help students and families enjoy KHDOWK\ VFKRRO OXQFK ER[HV The program has been so successful that team leader Jaquie Nethercote won the Health Promoter Champion award in last PRQWK V 9.(: DZDUGV To learn more about how GLCH's children's services can help you, visit the GLCH ZHEVLWH RU JLYH WKHP D FDOO GLCH health promotion team members Renate and Andrea with some healthy food snack samples at the East Gippsland Field Days in April. 2SHQ 'D\ 7KXUVGD\ WK 0D\ 2024 Prep Enrolments NOW O Enrolments NOW OPEN i Whole school tours with Principal Simon Prior. i Tour Times: 1.30pm and 3.30pm i Experience our classroom oom environment onments. i Chat with the th the Prep Teachers For any enquiries, contact our office or to arrange an appointment for a school tour 03 5155 1812 % $ % $$ % " $ % " !$ % !% % % % " $ %#$ " !$# $ !" # !# #" # " $ # !#$ #" ✎ ✎ ✎ ✎ ✎ ✎
EAST GIPPSLAND NEWSPAPERS | 9 WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 2023 Handling the web-based world Talking to children and teens about online predators gives them the tools they need to handle themselves in a webbased world. Every parent worries about online predators at some point. It is natural to be concerned when your child goes into an unknown world. Instead of acting out of fear, arm yourself with the facts so that you can help your children be smart, cautious and savvy. Use some of the following strategies to be proactive in protecting your children – they will make your children safer and help you feel a lot better. Education: Children need to know how to spot all forms of predators. We want to arm them with information. Tell them there's a chance someone could approach them online to get personal information, exchange pictures, and/or meet in person, and it might be someone who feels like an online friend. It's not the norm, and it's not a reason to be afraid all the time. Teach your family to think about what a person is really asking and to spot the strategies of a predator. Is this person trying to pressure you? Are they asking for things or taking actions you're uncomfortable with? Do they become abusive or bullying if they don't get what they want? Do they tell you to hide their "friendship" or to lie to parents and teachers? One point to remember is that these questions should apply to people children know, as well as strangers. It's simply a reason to be aware and know that if someone starts asking for personal LQIRUPDWLRQ RU WDONLQJ DERXW VH[XDO VWX LW V time to get help from an adult. Limiting access: Stay on top of what your kid is doing online by asking them which apps, games and other tech they use. If they're on social media, friend or follow them. Set rules about times and places for device use, for example, banning phones and tablets from bedrooms. The tricky part is that most tweens and teens withdraw and are sometimes secretive; it's part of their development. If however, you notice these in the extreme, that's a concern – no matter the reason. Do the occasional spot check, looking at text messages and apps. Open communication, without accusation or overreaction, is usually WKH PRVW HHFWLYH 0DNH UXOHV DURXQG ZKR they can chat with, for instance, only people they know in real life. If your children are gamers, use these questions to probe a little deeper: Do you like multiplayer games and why? Do you chat with others while you're gaming? What's been your experience so far? What would you do if someone you didn't know contacted you? Help them set privacy settings to limit the contacts in their games. Parental control apps are another useful tool in your kit. They'll let you remove apps, prevent them from being used during certain times of day, or block certain functions. While removing children from social networks via software isn't the only method \RX FDQ SXUVXH LW FDQ RHU D XVHIXO ZD\ WR pull children away from toxic relationships and negative spaces online. These apps should be paired with a detailed and honest discussion of why the app is being put in place and what the limits are. Rules that are fair and that can be revised are much more likely to be followed than seemingly arbitrary limits put into place. This will also teach children how to spot problem areas for themselves and learn to avoid them. Taking control: We often tell children not to talk to strangers or share personal information, but a kid's online relationships can IHHO MXVW DV UHDO DV WKHLU RɞLQH RQHV So before they start chatting with anyone online, children need to know some basic digital citizenship and online privacy information. For instance, children should never share a phone number, address, or even last name with someone they've never met. Also, sharing sexy pictures or being overtly sexual online leaves an unwanted legacy, with or without creepy adults, so we need to teach children about being mindful about their digital footprint. Within apps, children should also understand the tools they have at their disposal. If someone is acting inappropriately or worryingly, for example, children should know how to block them, report them, and who to speak with in the real world to have their concerns addressed. Teach children how to gather evidence, take screenshots, save communications (comments and messages), how to delete content from their personal social media feed, block the person and that they should contact an adult and somebody in authority on the site when they have a negative interaction with somebody online. Contact the police, even though it may seem like a one-time thing and you don't want to make a big deal, it's best to let the authorities know in case the person is a NQRZQ RHQGHU DQG WR SUHYHQW WKHP IURP doing it to other children. *LYLQJ FKLOGUHQ WKH WRROV WR ȴJKW EDFN against bad behaviour will also help equip them to deal with the online world as adults. The internet can feel like a dangerous place, but armed with strategies we can help keep our children safe. Talk to children and teens about online predators to give them the tools they need to handle themselves in a web-based world. 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