Using social media is among the most common activity of today’s children and adolescents. Such sites offer a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. Children and adolescents are at some risk as they navigate and experiment with social media, have limited capacity for self-regulation and are susceptible to peer pressure. It is critical that we have a clear understanding of the potential risks and the ways in which we can educate and support our learners. Working in partnerships with students, parents, carers and the wider community, schools can develop and promote bullying prevention policies and programs to help reduce social media bullying and unacceptable use, but the education process involves all of us.
The session will cover:
- Internet predators
- Accessing pornography online
- Online gaming
Leading Senior Constable Robbie Noggler is the Youth Resource Officer at Victoria Police.
This session is presented as part of The Geelong College Triple R program.