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Safer Internet Day

Kingscliff High School recognises ‘Safer Internet Day’ with ‘The Flipside’ theatre performance.

 

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better, safer more respectful internet. With this year’s theme—‘Together for a better internet’ Kingscliff High School will encourage students to be Upstanders online to prevent cyberbullying. Safer Internet Day aims to create a better internet by developing four, critical skills, the 4Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.

 

We encourage parents and carers to discuss these skills with their children as a way of supporting ‘Safer Internet Day’.

  • Respect– I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated.
  • Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong.
  • Reasoning – I question what is real.
  • Resilience – I get back up from tough situations.

As a part of our wellbeing and anti-bullying program here at Kingscliff we are supporting Safer Internet Day. Our aim is to encourage our students to reflect on how they can be safe and respectful online through the experience of a live theatre performance from Brainstorm Productions on Tuesday 5 February, 2019.

Student Voice

Over the past two years we have surveyed our students about Brainstorm Production performances and here is what they have told us:

77% feel the performances reflect the true reality of young people’s lives.

62% feel the performances are good for students.

91% thought the school should book more performances in the future.

Students indicated how they felt the performance had changed their thoughts, feelings and actions with regards to the issues presented. Over 90% felt it changed their thoughts a little or a lot, 85% felt it changed their feelings about the issues, and 89% believed it would change their actions and behaviours in the future.

 

The Flipside

On Tuesday 5 February Brainstorm Productions will be presenting their theatre performance ‘The Flipside’ for years 7, 8 and 9.

The Flipside is a live theatre experience about our online behaviour and its potentially infinite ramifications. The Flipside depicts two teen characters that are embedded in the online community including gaming, social networking and content creation. The sheer magnitude of online interactions, selfies, videos, memes and mash-ups uploaded every minute means that posts quickly disappear into the ether, but not always. As these characters find out, online posts last forever and some can come back to haunt you, even years later. The characters suddenly realise they can’t just press the “undo” button to save their relationships, reputation or their dignity. The Flipside will encourage students to think carefully before they ‘post’, ‘snap’ or sign up.

Information notes will be sent home with all students on Monday, any parents or carers who do not wish for their child to view the performance please contact the school for alternative arrangements to be made. If you would like to talk to someone about the performance in more detail please contact our Wellbeing Coordinator Mrs Kim Rodenburg on 02 6674 9777.