Keilor Views Primary School believes the teaching of cybersafety and responsible online behaviour is essential in the lives of students and is best taught in partnership between home and school.

21st century students spend increasing amounts of time online, learning and collaborating. To be safe online and to gain the greatest benefit from the opportunities provided through an online environment, students need to do the right thing by themselves and others online, particularly when no one is watching.

Safe and responsible behaviour is explicitly taught at our school and parents/carers are requested to reinforce this behaviour at home.

Keilor Views Primary School uses the Ultranet, internet and digital technologies as teaching and learning tools. We see the internet and digital technologies as valuable resources, but acknowledge they must be used responsibly.

BETTER BUDDIES

How has Better Buddies and Buds helped address bullying at KVPS?

How has Better Buddies and Buds helped address bullying at KVPS?

KVPS students:

  • have a clear understanding of what constitutes bullying/cyberbullying.

  • develop empathy

  • use the same language across the school eg excluded, bystander

  • know that bullying/cyberbullying behaviour is not acceptable @ KVPS

  • are able to stand up for themselves in a smart but non violent manner – Name It! (building of resilience)

  • support each other if someone displays bullying behaviour

  • articulate inappropriate behaviours to others – students have a voice!

  • feel comfortable in telling a trusted adult and will seek support regarding any bullying incidents

  • know they have the right to feel safe

  • build positive relationships with their peers and teachers

  • builds connectedness to the school

  • come to school happy/improvement in student attendance

  • have trust in our process

  • are much calmer, less physically aggressive

  • engage positively in the programs being delivered and share their experiences with their families

KVPS Staff:

  • have been given strategies on how to deal with bullying incidents – Ken Rigby’s Six Approaches to Dealing With Bullying

  • are proactive and deal with incidents immediately and effectively

  • understand the process to follow

  • have ownership of all documentation

  • are supportive of any form of primary prevention and intervention that addresses the wellbeing of all students

  • have trust in our protocols

  • feel confident when dealing with bullying/cyberbullying issues

  • have consistent approach to dealing with bullying/cyberbullying incidents

KVPS Parents and/or Guardians

  • come and meet with Student Engagement Coordinator when there are concerns

  • know that all will be followed up and will be told of outcome in a timely manner

  • have trust in our process

How it has changed school culture with students, teachers and parents?

KVPS Students:

  • understand and follow the process

  • will often sort their own problems out effectively and let you know that they did

  • be respectful when sorting issues out

  • know they have a voice, speak up

  • feel a lot more safer knowing that issues are addressed

KVPS Staff:

  • feel supported

  • can focus on teaching because of effective approaches in addressing bullying and cyberbullying

  • value the programs being delivered

  • see and experience the positive outcomes

KVPS Parents:

  • are happy to know that their children feel safe

  • feel comfortable in coming up to the school or ring in for advice

  • see positive outcomes

How has running BB helped our students?

KVPS Students:

  • value and accept differences

  • behave in a respectful manner when working with their Buddies and Buds

  • value the program and have fun

  • develop leadership skills

  • develop empathy

  • build positive relationships across the school

  • look forward to the training