Our school is continuing to work towards becoming an eSmart school, promoting respectful behaviours – both on and offline – to reduce bullying and cyberbullying.

Protecting Personal Information
Many online services require users to provide some personal information in order to use their service. Prior to providing personal information, you should think about what can be done with your personal information and assess whether you are still happy to pass on these details. In addition to inappropriate or illegal use of information, disclosing personal information online can impact your digital reputation.

Your personal information may include your:

  • full name
  • address
  • phone numbers
  • school
  • date of birth
  • email address
  • username and password
  • bank details

Unfortunately sometimes people forget to think carefully about whether or not to share their private information, including their usernames and passwords for certain websites. Here are some hints and tips for keeping your personal accounts safe with usernames and passwords:

Do

  • make it at least eight characters in length
  • combine letters, numbers and upper and lower-case letters
  • change your password regularly

Don’t

  • use pet names, birthdates, family or friends’ names
  • share passwords with others, even with friends
  • store them on the device

You can find more information about protecting your personal information online at the Australian Government eSafety website: https://www.esafety.gov.au/

Matthew Dunstone
ICT Leader and eSmart Coordinator

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