Earlier this week, cyber safety expert Mrs Susan McLean gave powerful and meaningful presentations to all Year 4-12 students and to parents, later in the evening. Mrs McLean expressed the importance of using digital communication responsibly. This included being aware of legal requirements and being safe with whom and how we choose to communicate in the online environment. Living our values of care, dignity and respect for ourselves and others in all aspects of our lives, including the digital, is at the heart of living well in a highly connected world.
In the online environment, God’s encouragement to “Love your neighbor as yourself” is particularly important. When communicating electronically it is easy to lose sight of the humanity of the other person. In extending care, dignity and respect to others in all contexts we enhance the humanity of ourselves and others.