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Fostering Stronger School-OSHC Partnerships: Insight Series created for Schools by Camp Australia

by Freya Lucas

March 20, 2023

Outside school hours care (OSHC) provider Camp Australia has created the next session in its Insight Series titled Digital Defence: Solutions for School Leaders, which will take place on Friday, 24 March 2023, at 2:00pm AEDT.


During the session, a panel of experts, led by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, will focus on enhancing child digital wellbeing and provide insights into best practice for online safety and screen time management.


Interested school leaders can register here, and attendance is free. Ms Inman Grant has expressed concern about the ever-growing online safety issues for children and the implications on schools. 


This was also an issue highlighted by Camp Australia’s latest Child Impact Survey, where 68 per cent of school leaders were concerned about children’s mental wellbeing, and 42 per cent of parents were concerned about excessive screen time, along with children’s lack of socialisation.


Camp Australia CEO Warren Jacobson will join Ms Inman Grant for the session, along with Henry Grossek, Principal at Berwick Lodge Primary School, who has worked in education for more than 50 years.


Mr Grossek will share insights based on his extensive lived experience, discussing the influence of technology on student wellbeing and learning.


While the online world can enrich the lives of children by providing an abundance of learning opportunities, Ms Inman Grant continued, giving outlets for creative self-expression and novel ways to stay in touch with friends, they need trusted adults to understand the evolving risks and be active online participants and advocates.


“It’s crucial we keep working closely with school leaders, parents and carers to empower children to be resilient, respectful and savvy online users,” she emphasised. Online safety must be taught, role modelled and celebrated from a child’s first swipe of the smartphone.”


Mr Jacobson said Camp Australia was “thrilled to collaborate with the eSafety Commissioner to dive into best practices for Online Safety and Screen Time Management,” encouraging all primary school leaders to attend.


For further information on the Insight Series, please visit the Camp Australia website or contact the team directly at [email protected] or by phoning 1300 792 668.

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