Our term is flying past quickly, and it is lovely to walk into our Prep rooms and see students settled into the routine of school. Indeed, when I visit all classrooms across the school, students are actively engaged in learning. I've also noticed how blessed Moggill State School is with a dedicated and committed workforce – this is very lucky school!
It was great to see so many parents attend our Leaders' Induction ceremony on Monday afternoon, and to chat with the parents of our school captains. I was also excited to see how many parents attended the Volunteer Information session in the library on Monday – the number of volunteers is a healthy indication of the interest in, and support of, our School community.
You may be also aware lately of media stories highlighting some concerns regarding children accessing social media and the internet. As parents, monitoring your child online is incredibly important. Social media applications (such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp) are extremely popular with young people and the usage of these sites is only likely to increase. Some tips to help your child stay safe while using social media include:
make sure they never reveal their home address, phone number, email address and passwords
review the age suitability for any sites and apps your child joins or installs
look at who their contacts and followers are—this will help reduce the risk of them encountering inappropriate people and content
establish an open relationship with your child so they trust you to view their profiles
reinforce the need for them to keep passwords private and to update them regularly
E-Safety has some great tips around how to work with your children to create safe and enjoyable online experiences.