Recent events in the media see young people using technology such as social media to bully or behave inappropriately outside of school. In some cases parents are demanding that schools deal with these issues. Meanwhile some schools take a step back claiming no direct responsibility.
Now I am not totally saying this the wrong way to respond, but...If schools are making the integration and use of technology a priority then I believe that equal priority must be placed on teaching students to use technology in safe, smart and ethical ways. We are not just responsible for teaching children how to use technology but also how to be the digital citizens of the future.
There is a definite role that parents need to play in all of this and a certain level of responsibility that only they can be accountable for, bit I think that schools can certainly play a part and maybe even lead the way.
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eSmart Schools is a behaviour-change initiative designed to help schools improve cybersafety and reduce cyberbullying and bullying. eSmart Schools provides a framework that guides the introduction of policies, practices and whole-school change processes to support the creation of a cybersafe or eSmart environment.