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Be You

National Child Protection Week

This week (September 6th -12th) is National Child Protection Week. Putting Children First is the theme and involves prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of children. This means providing an environment where children feel safe and loved, have a chance to play and explore, have a say in decisions that affect them and have access to essential things like food, shelter and healthcare. For more information please see the attached files.

During the week there will be free webinars, including a webinar for parents by the eSafety Commissioner. This one hour webinar, on Safe Social Media Usage for Children, will provide information about popular apps (Tick Tock, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram), latest research and online safety.
For more information, or to book, go to www.napcan.org.au

To learn more about the latest games, apps and social media- including how to protect your information, report inappropriate content and discuss online safety with your children visit: https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/esafety-guide and see the attached file.

As you have probably heard 10th September 10th is ‘R U OK?’ day, a day dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask “Are you ok?” This year’s message is ‘There is more to say after R U OK?’ www.ruok.org.au  provides advice on how to continue the conversation and support those around you who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
Everyone is encouraged to follow these four steps:


  1. Ask R U OK?
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage Action
  4. Check In


We also encourage families to take part in our ‘Selfie Challenge’…. dress up in yellow, make posters, signs, streamers, make up a rap, slogan, song, dance or anything else you can think of to encourage others to check in on our friends and family.
Please upload photos/videos to this folder for Kylie: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/11M4OGOqTq75vymkbA8tHbVMOuUe1ZBjp

Kind Regards,
-Foster Primary Wellbeing Team