E-Safety during isolation

Dear FHS students, parents, guardians and carers,

With an increasing amount of time spent in front of screens during isolation and teenagers using on average five different social platforms, e-safety has never been more important. Today, we would like to shine a light on how parents can be more involved with their children’s social media as well as how young people can protect their safety online.

Parents, check out this link:https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-us/blog/fight-or-flight-4-tips-get-involved-your-childs-social-media 
Students, check out this link:https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/protecting-your-identity 

It is becoming increasingly more common for young people today to share nude photos of themselves in good faith, only to have their image sent or shown to others. It is important to understand that most young people only share nude photos of themselves with someone they trust, only to have things go pear shaped when later on that trust is broken. 11% of adult Australians have experienced image-based abuse.  

There is now a civil penalties scheme to address image-based abuse.  

See relevant links below:
https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/image-based-abuse  
https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/consent-sharing-photos 
https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/being-pressured-to-send-nudes
https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/my-nudes-have-been-shared
https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/receiving-unwanted-nudes
https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/someone-threatening-to-share-my-nudes  

If anyone needs wellbeing support with something that they have been concerned about please do not hesitate to contact the school.

FHS Wellbeing Team